November 27th, 2010
11:47 AM ET

Singer Willie Nelson arrested on pot charges

Country singer Willie Nelson was arrested Friday on charges of marijuana possession by the U.S. Border Patrol in Sierra Blanca, Texas, CNN has confirmed.

No further details were available, and a message left for Nelson's publicist has not been returned.

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  1. Tard

    Traveling in southern AZ, I ran into several border patrol road blocks.
    They just stop every car, look inside and see if you are white or brown.
    It felt very, very much like I no longer lived in America.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • culo

      are you white or brown? What if you're yellow?

      November 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thunder

      That's why I moved out of Southern California after living there for twenty years. If you wanted to speak Spanish and have neighbors that cram five families into a single family home and raise chickens and goats in their back yard I would have moved to Mexico. Instead Mexico moved to me.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      @thunder: Actually California was originally part of Mexico. We bought it from them and the Mexicans who were living here at the time came with the deal. I guess my point is your prejudice is not only idiotic, it is misplaced as well.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nick

    Isn't this basically as easy as a patrol car following his tour bus around?

    November 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tgp

    wake up, its just pot not hurting any1.silly americans

    November 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • saftgek

      If ignorance is bliss, "tgp" must be VERY happy!

      November 28, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. MK-

    When we don't even have the 'right' to make decisions about what we do with our own bodies, then what 'rights' do we really have?! "Land of the free..." yeah.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • saftgek

      Except dopers don't just adversely impact themselves. They become burdens on society, and a drain on our financial resources.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. KatR

    Texas cops musta had a slow day.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • culo

      It was Border Patrol, federal officers, no TX cops, dolt.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ddpomeroy

    Leave Willie alone he isn't hurting anyone, his music brings so much pleasure to so many... how about putting Rowe in jail!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lemming1st

    Wow, that's a pretty chicken-%$%& arrest right there. We have drug cartels murdering 100's of people a month and funneling millions in cocaine across the border, and they arrest Willie for a personal bag of pot. I wonder how many drugs made it past that checkpoint while the whole precinct was taking pictures of themselves arresting Willie. Thanks for wasting my tax dollars, you worthless cops.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Terri

    Ok, I grew up listening to Willie and Waylon. Willie has always lived his life how he wants to live it. And if he wants to smoke pot, so be it. Considering his age, and knowing that pot and Willie go hand in hand, he must be doing something right. I haven't heard a thing about him having heart attacks, strokes, or anything else that you normally see in people his age. Leave the man alone. I don't tell other people how to live their lives. Personally, I would love to have the chance to visit the ghost town he owns. He doesn't bother anyone...Willie is Willie...so let him be!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Beautifully said!

      November 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Seriously

    I really cant believe this is what our law enforcement is worried about!! Good ol' Willie, he creates a lot of crime doesnt he? The war on Pot has gotten completely out of control!! These are the most laid back people in the states !! To the law enforcement please go catch murderers, rapists, kidnappers, burglers. . . . For heavens sake not Willy !!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. matt

    This is crazy. With the financial state of our country, you would think that our government could see how much money is being wasted on putting people in jail for pot and how much money could be made by legalization and taxes. Will Washington DC just wake up and smell the logic!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Troy nunnelee

    Let willie smoke his pot! i cant understand why they just dont let the old guy alone.so many other things the law could be doing for our safety.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Richard Butt

    Wow...that is like arresting a lion for being a carnivore...can't believe they only just figured this out...may be his last dance with mary jane...or not :)

    November 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      You quoted a Tom Petty song, not Willie Nelson, Dick Butt.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Gab

    FOR ALL THE POT I SMOKE BEFORE........

    November 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • mx3morton

      Okay, that is funny!!!!! LOL!!!

      November 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. diane

    good to see all the support. One day america one day.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    No! Willie? Big surprise, duh

    November 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
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