It’s been a big week for marijuana busts in Texas.
On Wednesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced that a trooper seized a staggering $24 million worth of marijuana during a recent traffic stop along the Mexico border.
But a cannabis crackdown of a different kind is making even larger headlines in the Lone Star State.
That’s because the state police snagged one of its own officers. The offense? Posing for a photo with rap star Snoop Dogg — who’s been very public about his affinity for pot.
The snapshot, taken at Snoop’s request, shows veteran Trooper Billy Spears — wearing the department’s iconic uniform and cowboy hat — standing backstage with the rapper during Austin’s recent South by Southwest music festival.
Snoop later published the photo on Instagram with the caption, “Me n my deputy dogg.”
When the state police top brass caught wind of the photo, they informed Spears that he should have declined the photo op, given Snoop’s admitted indulgence in the illegal drug.Read More »from Texas state trooper punished for Snoop Dogg Instagram photo