Willie Nelson Busted for Pot in Texas


“He can wear the
stripy uniforms just like the other ones do.”


By Fred Mills


It’s not exactly an obscure concept: the smell of reefer in
the proximity of Willie Nelson’s tour bus, as any journalist or fan who’s ever
been invited on it for an audience with the country legend (and staunch pro-pot
advocate). What is a bit beyond the pale, however, is how in this day an age a
random cop would take it upon himself to take action after getting a surprise
whiff of the herbal sacrament.


According to multiple news sources, yesterday morning around
9 a.m. the tour bus stopped a a routine border patrol checkpoint at Sierra
Blanca in Texas (east of El Paso by roughly 85 miles), and after the
aforementioned odor was detected, a search was conducted and approximately six
ounces of marijuana was confiscated.


ABC news reoports: “Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West told
the El Paso Times that Nelson, 77,
claimed that the marijuana was his. According to police patrolman Bill Brooks,
a sheriff from Hudspeth
County was contacted and
Nelson was among three people arrested at the scene. Nelson was held briefly
and paid a $2,500 bond. ‘It’s kind of surprising, but I mean we treat him like
anybody else,’ West told the El Paso
. ‘He could get 180 days in county jail, which if he does, I’m going
to make him cook and clean. He can wear the stripy uniforms just like the other
ones do.'”


Nelson’s publicist, Elaine Schock, has not yet issued an
official statement for the singer yet.



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