Hip hop star Twista has been arrested for possession of marijuana in Valparaiso, Indiana. The rapper was allegedly pulled over by police officers while travelling in a Rolls Royce motor car before his concert at the city’s Big Shots nightclub on Thursday, reported TMZ.
The officers found marijuana while searching the vehicle and arrested the driver, Twista and two other passengers. His show at the nightspot was cancelled, as editors at the gossip website report he was held by police officers until 4am on Friday morning when he was released after posting USD 500 bail.
US laws on the possession and consumption of the marijuana vary from state to state. It is legal in some states, such as Colorado and Oregon, decriminalised in others including California, but is still a misdemeanour offence in Indiana.
Possession of the drug in the state carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison, while the largest an individual can be fined is USD 1000.