Bench warrant issued for Wiz Khalifa for failing to show up in court in relation to marijuana possession charge

By Gina DiFalco,

An arrest warrant has been issued for “We Dem Boyz” rapper, Wiz Khalifa, for failing to appear at a court date in relation to his marijuana possession arrest.

Back in May, he was temporarily jailed after being stopped in the airport in El Paso, Texas, for having marijuana on him after performing at a music festival in the state.

He was due to appear in court in El Paso on Wednesday, but he was a no-show. Judge Ricardo Herrera issued a bench warrant for his arrest as a result, the Associated Press reports.

Khalifa, who recently announced an Under the Influence of Music tour, was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana. He posted $300 bail at the time of his arrest.

At that time, police launched an investigation into a selfie the rapper took while he was behind bars, which is a breach of security. The police investigation was launched to find out if he was left unsupervised or if a jail employee broke the rules and actually allowed him to use his cell phone to take a picture while in the cell.

image via INFphoto.com



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