The American rapper Snoop Dogg was taken by police after an appearance Uppsala last night.
He is suspected of minor drug offenses after his car got stuck in a spot check on the road.
– The artist showed signs of being the influence of drugs, says Marcus Svensson, county officer in charge of the Uppsala police.
Snoop Dogg gave a concert in the City Garden in central Uppsala last night. It was his only gig in Sweden.
After the performance, he traveled in the car on Kungsängsvägen the outskirts of town, near the ramp to Uppsala. Where the police had organized a spot check and stopped a number of vehicles, among them the renowned artist.
– He embarkation body searches. There was urine and he is suspected of minor drug offenses, says Marcus Svensson, county duty officer at Uppsala police.
– It was in connection with vehicle stop on Kungsängsvägen. We stopped a number of cars. The artist was included because he showed signs of being affected, he said.
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Police underlines that it had received a tip about Snoop Dogg but that it involved a check of several cars on the road in the outskirts of Uppsala, far from the site of the show. The raid occurred 23 o’clock on Saturday evening.
– The investigation may take a couple of weeks. Since this is a suspicion of minor drug offenses is no travel ban, says Marcus Svensson.
Snoop Dogg, according to their applications perform at a festival in Batumi in Georgia on Sunday evening.
Expressen without unsuccessfully sought Snoop Dogg’s Swedish organizers.