updated 01/05/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/05/2011 AT 1:05 PM ET
Montel Williams was busted carrying a marijuana pipe as he passed through security at a Wisconsin airport Tuesday, according to reports.
Williams, a medical marijuana proponent who has said he uses the drug to relieve chronic pain from Multiple Sclerosis, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.
The former talk-show host, 54, was released after paying the $484 fine and continued on his way. He was first diagnosed with MS in 1999.