According to a Hawaiian newspaper, the pop diva was busted carrying pot while at the Keahole-Kona International Airport, but she managed to board a plane and fly away before police could arrest her.
Last Tuesday, security guards at the airport asked Houston to open her bag for routine inspection, and they discovered 15.2 grams of marijuana inside, Hilo's Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. Guards seized the bag and tried to detain the Grammy winner, but she got on her United Airlines flight to San Francisco anyway.
The plane reportedly took off a full 45 minutes before the cops arrived.
The newspaper report says the private company that provides security for Kehole-Kona can only arrest passengers for airport-security-specific crimes.
The case has been turned over to the Hawaii County prosecutor's office, but it could be a month before any charges are filed. Possession of 15 grams of marijuana could lead to a drug charge of promotion of a detrimental drug, according to the Tribune-Herald. The petty misdemeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
No comment from the Houston camp on the alleged pot bust.