At first this seemed like a thing…but then it turned out to be much ado about nothing. TMZ initially reported that Fifth Harmony member, Lauren Jauregui was arrested for marijuana possession Tuesday night:
Fifth Harmony had only 4 members who were free last night, because Lauren Jauregui was busted for weed Tuesday night while trying to get on a plane at Dulles Airport.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Lauren was stopped at a TSA checkpoint and forced to submit to a secondary search, when a TSA staffer found what appeared to be a bag of marijuana in her carry-on luggage.
Cops were flagged down in the terminal and they promptly arrested the singer.
It appears Lauren was heading for Brazil where the group is set to perform Wednesday night.
However, Lauren and Fifth Harmony’s lawyer Dina LaPolt issued a statement stating that the singer was not arrested or detained, but merely cited and “released on her own recognizance.”
Read the full statement from LaPolt:
Lauren Jauregui was not arrested and detained as reported, but simply given a citation for possession of marijuana and released on her own recognizance. She will address the matter appropriately through the legal system. This will not interfere with any future scheduled performances or activities.