Snoop Dogg briefly held in Sweden on drug suspicions


US rapper Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police have said.

“Police carrying out roadside controls noticed that Snoop Dogg [whose car was pulled over] seemed to be under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test,” said Daniel Nilsson, a police spokesman for the central Uppsala region.


The rapper, 43, was stopped after giving a concert in the area on Saturday night. “The incident lasted several minutes. Once the test was carried out he left,” Nilsson added. The test results were not immediately available.


It was not the star’s first brush with the law. Snoop Dogg’s lyrics often display his fondness for marijuana and he has previously had run-ins with police over the drug.


Snoop Dogg performing in Uppsala, Sweden, before he was arrested. Photograph: Marcus Ericsson/EPA