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Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui Cited for Possession of Marijuana

by Desiree Murphy 10:22 AM PST, December 14, 2016
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Lauren Jauregui was cited for possession of marijuana on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority confirmed to ET that the Fifth Harmony star was given a citation at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia.

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According to Dina LaPolt, attorney for the 20-year-old singer and Fifth Harmony, "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," LaPolt continued. "This will not interfere with any future scheduled performances or activities."

Jauregui was most likely en route to Brazil, as Fifth Harmony is scheduled to headline Vevo Brasil's FunPopFun Festival by Fanta on Wednesday.

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The girl group -- which is also made up of Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Camila Cabello -- is also scheduled to perform at Power 96.1's Jingle Ball in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. ET has reached out to Fifth Harmony's rep for additional comment.

As news broke of Jauregui's citation, which was originally reported inaccurately as an arrest by other outlets/media, Harmonziers took to Twitter to show their support for the Florida native, using the hashtag "#FreeLauren," which quickly became a trending topic. Even singer JoJo weighed in, writing, "#legalizeit."

Back in October, when the girls were performing at the Auditorio Banamex in Monterrey, Mexico, a male fan stormed the stage and attempted to wrap his arms around Hernandez. While a security guard immediately intervened, Hernandez had to pull herself free before falling to the ground.

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"I am thankful that I or anyone else was not injured, as these incidents could have gone awry," she told ET following the incident. "I love the fans and appreciate their excitement and love for us, however, these situations could easily escalate in the wrong direction for us and the fans."

Hear more on that mishap in the video below.

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