SIERRA BLANCA, Texas — Law enforcement officials in Texas with nothing else better to do with their time, arrested country superstar Willie Nelson Friday morning for alleged marijuana possession after agents found 6 ounces of pot aboard his tour bus.
Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West told the El Paso Times that Nelson was traveling in his tour bus from California to Austin when he was stopped by Border Patrol Agents around 9 a.m. An officer smelled pot when the door to Nelson’s bus was opened, giving them probable cause to search the bus. Nelson was one of three people arrested and charged with marijuana possession.
The iconic singer-songwriter well known for smoking marijuana told the agents the pot was his.
Nelson, 77, was booked into the Hudspeth County Jail on a $2,500 bond which the singer quickly posted. Nelson has since been released.
This isn’t the 10-time Grammy winner’s first run-in with the law. In 2006, Louisiana authorities found a pound-and-a-half of marijuana and mushrooms on his tour bus. He was charged with a misdemeanor.
There is a rumor that the long time marijuana advocate once smoked pot on top of the White House.
In 1978, Nelson performed a concert at the White house for President Jimmy Carter. It was rumored that Nelson decided to wander up to the roof to enjoy a fat spliff before going to bed.
When asked about the incident, the outlaw country artist says, “My short-term memory is so bad I don’t remember that. I’ll check with Jimmy, see if he remembers.”Tags: arrested, Country Singer, Crime, Pot, Texas, Willie Nelson