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. IDGRL

    Why would people think that the cartel would "roll up and die" if pot was legal, it's not the only drug they deal with, its just the cheapest. If they didn't make money on pot they would just increase the supply and demand on cocaine and other more harmful drugs.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Katie

    Big deal.. He's always smoked pot. That was just an easy arrest for those officers. That's like pulling over a nascar driver and giving him a ticket for speeding.. DUH!!! this is NOT news.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. esulWalker

    Major crime story? Hardly. Why do authorities spend so much time/effort on these kinds of things? It must be to intimidate or to score points in some political lottery. It's so tiresome to read of yet another "coup" by the border patrol; they are hard put to succeed in the often important (albeit questionable) nonsense called immigration law. I also read today that a Hilton was charged with cocaine possession. It will be interesting to see how (badly?) the two cases are handled in our failed justice system. A little creative disorder would seem preferable to too little equity and to too much order.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Walter Kane

    All I have to say is,"DECRIMINALIZE POT" ,that will solve so many problems.

    P.S. LEAVE old WILLIE alone.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. murph

    Vaporize it !!!!!!! saves your lungs ,cops can't find anything better to do like go after Meth,Cocaine,Heroin,Other stuff that lord knows what that gets smuggled in the country.its almost funny but its so stupid.The man openly admitts use.Good job Sherlock Holmes real good policing.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • murph

      I feel safer already

      November 30, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. murph

    willies teapot party on facebook is getting hits like crazy

    November 30, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Baker

    Willie Nelson has to be the dumbest person alive....he couldnt get weed in the States? Just had to try to get it over the border....seriously, thats why hes been arrested for pot multiple times, hes a true idiot. He desreves jail just for being stupid.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Chickadee

    Really!!!!!!!! Go Border Patrol you got a real danger locked up....... oh whats that behind you..... just an illegal mexican thats ok..... Arrest an Icon.... who by the way is like 80..... yall sure do know how to catch those that danger Americans the most.... I feel so much safer......... how about everyone else. Jeez...

    P.S. FREE WILLY

    November 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Chickadee

    Really!!!!!!!! Go Border Patrol you got a real danger locked up....... oh whats that behind you..... just an illegal mexican thats ok..... Arrest an Icon.... who by the way is like 80..... yall sure do know how to catch those that danger Americans the most.... I feel so much safer......... how about everyone else. Jeez...

    November 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Rambo

    And this is a surprise?

    November 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. tommas

    Taxes well spent, its not like we are short on money or anything.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. murphman

    Facebook is about to break 30,000 likes for the Teapot Party ,state Teapot parties are forming Willie Rules

    December 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. LeeAnn

    I think Larry King needs to interview Willie on this latest bust or hassel. I hope he dosent go to jail. If I was the cop that busted him, I"d feel very embarrassed. This is probably going to help legalize marijuana.

    December 3, 2010 at 4:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Kevin

    I will rest easy now in my home knowing that willie nelson and tommy chong have been punished for such a serious crime as smoking pot in the comfort of your own home/tour bus. These criminals need to be off the street! Be damned if our prisons are severly overcrowded with non violent offenders, these guys need to be taught a lesson! pot smoking is just the beginning, next these guys will be jay-walking or littering.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Doug

      Nice.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • L Copeland

      amen!

      December 21, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. Flower

    Vard, get serious. There are much more serious things going on in this world. Smoking pot is miniscule and has no serious consequenses in comparion to alcohol.

    December 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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