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Snoop Dogg denied entry to Norway for 2 years

Saturday, July 28, 2012
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg poses at the premiere of the film Laugh at My Pain in Los Angeles. The rapper is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found several joints on his tour bus over the weekend. Hudspeth County sheriffs office said in a statement that Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Sierra Blanca highway checkpoint and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor typical in cases involving small amounts of marijuana. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg poses at the premiere of the film "Laugh at My Pain" in Los Angeles. The rapper is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found several joints on his tour bus over the weekend. Hudspeth County sheriff's office said in a statement that Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Sierra Blanca highway checkpoint and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor typical in cases involving small amounts of marijuana. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

A lawyer representing Snoop Dogg says the American rapper has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount of marijuana last month.

Holger Hagesaeter, the rapper's legal representative in Norway, told The Associated Press on Saturday that his client "can live with the decision" and has no immediate plans to appeal it.

Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was on his way to a music festival in southern Norway in June when sniffer dogs detected eight grams of marijuana in his luggage.

He was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) after admitting to the two offenses, the lawyer said.

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