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Rihanna Tour Bus Passenger Popped for Pot

March 21, 2013

Brian McCollum

Rihanna (file photo)
Rihanna (file photo)

U.S. border officials released a statement confirming that a passenger on one of Rihanna's tour buses was cited for marijuana possession at the Ambassador Bridge.

The tour caravan was en route to Detroit for Thursday night's show at Joe Louis Arena, following a pair of concerts in Toronto.

TMZ reported that Rihanna herself was not present on any of the 10 buses, where an unnamed passenger was cited after drug-sniffing dogs led agents to "a small amount" of pot.

A statement from public affairs spokesman Kristoffer Grogan of U.S. Customs and Border Protection laid out more details:

"At approximately 9 a.m. this morning a caravan of 10 charter buses claiming association with the singer Rihanna attempted to cross in Detroit at the Ambassador Bridge. During primary inspection a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer referred the buses for a secondary inspection due to the strong odor of Marijuana emanating from one of the buses.

"During the secondary inspection a CBP K9 alerted to the presence of drugs on one of the passengers. A search of the individual resulted in the discovery of a small amount of Marijuana and civil penalty assessed."

Source: (c)2013 the Detroit Free Press Distributed by MCT Information Services

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