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. JackLaw

    The Kotton Mouth Kings said it best. Willie Nelsons not a criminal he was busted with some shrooms and some weed and it could happen to you or me. Willie Nelsons not a criminal so wont u let old Willie be free.

    November 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. JARAD

    Yes there are laws and if broken you pay the price.. so maybe we really need to be looking at the laws. Really is Willie causing a problem in society by bringing his 6oz of pot wherever he is going. Does anybody think that he intended on traffiking it which i'm sure is what the arrest papers will say because its over a certain amount. The money spent on keeping pot off the streets could be better used in real policing.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Al

    Give Willie a break! He's been smoking pot most of his 77 years. Go after the cartels and serious dope (heroin/crack/cocaine) pushers. Jeeze.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. cavemanstyle

    HALF THE BOARDER PATROL ARE IMMIGRANTS THEMSELVES... MAN, THIS IS PATHETIC.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. MrsFizzy

    Honestly ...9_9

    November 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Smoky

    You keep lighting up Willie we love you Dumb cops find some real criminals to arrest.

    November 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. MFH

    free willie!

    November 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. GAPeach

    Free Willy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. nex5guy

    Willie Nelson smokes pot?! Oh man, he's always been my hero – and now my image of him is completely tarnished! I just can't believe he's been arrested for DRUGS! Man, I didn't see that coming AT ALL! I'm just devastated!

    November 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Light it up

    Just leave him alone. He Is 77 years and still going strong. He isn't harming anyone. Let Willie out and Let him be.

    November 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • chele

      Yeah, really! Free Willie!

      November 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hank

    Hopefully my fellow Texans find the words of this song important enough to drop the issues

    "Federallies coulda caught him any day......"

    The funny thing is they knew he would have some refer on him....dahhh. This just goes to show that sometimes the law is not always right does more harm than good......FREE WILLY....OR JUST "DONT TOUCH MY WILLY"

    November 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Jeff

    This is the least surprising news story ever.

    November 29, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • chele

      Haaa!Oh, I know, it's like announcing that Nebraska is indeeda very flat state!I think I'll include it in my BBoD(Big Book of Duh.)

      November 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. becket1

    Priorities DEA prioities.

    November 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Don Cooper

    they'll jail poor Willie 'cause this country is full of hypocrites.
    Legalize pot and smell the air...
    Shame shame...

    November 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. TownesVanZant

    All the Federalies say, they could have caught him any day.

    Wow, what a waste of resources. I know it's against the law, but damn.

    November 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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