Lauren Jauregui Was NOT Arrested Marijuana Possession – DETAILS

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Lauren Jauregui has managed to make headlines again for a surprising reason: weed possession.

On Tuesday evening, the Fifth Harmony member was caught with marijuana at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. Jauregui‘s incident happened as she was on her way to Brazil to perform with her fellow group members Wednesday night as a part of the VEVO FunPopFun Festival.

Law enforcement informed TMZ that Jauregui was caught at a Transportation Security Authority (TSA) checkpoint where she was eventually held back for further investigation. Shortly after, an airport staffer found a bag of marijuana within her carry-on luggage. The police were alerted about the situation and quickly arrived to the scene.

Although she was initially believed to have been arrested on the spot, that rumor has been proven to be false. An attorney for the girl group came forward to speak about the situation at hand.

“Lauren Jauregui was not arrested and detained as reported, but simply given a citation for possession of marijuana and released on her own recognizance,” attorney Dina LaPolt said. “She will address the matter appropriately through the legal system. This will not interfere with any future scheduled performances or activities.”

At this time, Jauregui has yet to comment on her arrest. However, JoJo had tweeted in support of the singer.

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Written by Dory Jackson