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Gigi Hadid’s Rep Clarifies Marijuana Arrest ReportSean Zanni – Getty Images

Gigi Hadid’s rep has clarified local reports that Hadid and her friend were arrested for marijuana possession at Owen Roberts International Airport during their girls’ trip to the Cayman Islands on July 10. TMZ reported about the arrest earlier today.

The rep told E! that “Gigi was traveling with marijuana purchased legally in NYC with a medical license. It has also been legal for medical use in Grand Cayman since 2017. Her record remains clear, and she enjoyed the rest of her time on the island.”

E! pointed out that local outlet Cayman Marl Road reported that Hadid was charged with “possession of ganja,” and smoking utensils were found in her luggage by customs officers. The outlet noted that the quantity was “relatively small” and seemed to be for “personal consumption.” TMZ confirmed that airport personnel determined the amount was for personal use.

Hadid and her friend were arrested on charges of importation of marijuana and smoking utensils, per TMZ. They were processed at the Royal Cayman Islands Detention Center and subsequently released on bail that day pending prosecution of their case. They appeared in Summary Court on July 12 and pled guilty, with each paying a fine of $1,000. No conviction was recorded on their records, TMZ and the Cayman Marl Road reported, something Hadid’s rep confirmed.

Hadid shared photos of herself enjoying her Cayman Islands trip on Instagram on Friday, days after the incident was behind her.

She reposted another vacation photo on her Instagram Story this morning:

gigi hadid's instagram story from her vacation

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