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.
Oh no...not again Willie!
just islands in the stream bro
Islands in the stream is a Kenny Rogers and Dolly Partin song, not Willie
Geeez, leave the guy alone. HE gets arrested for possession of marijuana while tobacco execs, whiskey execs and drug company execs kick back in their country club cigar smoking rooms to count their money.
Welcome to the new world order. The men running this government are total wastes of space... God they're stupid. Nero fiddles while Rome burns.
Legalize one plant per household for personal use and quit wasting our tax dollars on ths BS.
Leave the damn man alone. Go to mexico and arrest some of those murdering drug dealers. Willie Keep your head up.
It's amazing that after all these years in which Willie Nelson has openly admitted his usage that he is arrested now. This leads me to believe that he better be involved in the 20 tons of marijuana product they just found in a border tunnel because that seems to be the real issue (among other cartel tunnels). And presuming he wasn't involved, the only reason I can see that the government would bust him is he isn't paying their taxes anymore. Now that Willie's popularity is apparently declining they noticed he wasn't filling their pockets so he's no longer useful. Other opinions of course are welcome. It just seems the major issue are these cartel tunnels that A. cannot be taxed because it is illegally imported from Mexico B. Fund raise for more violent action in Mexico and keep the cartels in power C. Are a threat to national security. Maybe start digging for tunnels instead of following Willie's Tour Bus is all I'm saying...that is unless he leads authorities to these tunnels which is preposterous he's no villain just a hippie.
And I wasn't there Damn it. now the cops have free pot
Too bad he wasn't mexican, things surely would have gone much better for him...
Excellent. This is why prop 19 needed to pass in California. And have other states follow. What a waste of tax dollars that will be spent on this.
Amen! Our tax dollars at work.
Willie Nelson and pot? THIS IS NEWS??
My thoughts exactly...it must be a slow day in the newsroom!
Are you KIDDING??? They have nothing better to do than arrested Willie Nelson nearly 80 yrs old for pot!!
What about the illegals he bought it from?
Ha! Willie smokes American grown pot. You better believe his standards are way higher than anything coming over the border.
How racist of you to assume the person/persons he bought it from are illegal.
And I suppose every carjacker is black?
Willie's a national treasure. Let the man smoke his stuff.
I BET IS MEDICAL MARIJUANA !!!
Legalize it, don't criticize it.
It'll "NEVER" be legalized per se. I believe that it will be removed from Schedule 1, but will continue to be a "prescribed" medication. I also think that the FDA will have overriding authority over the drug and will be the only approved vendor to pharmacies/dispensaries.
Leave the old man alone and let him smoke his pot.
Sounds like a case of profiling.
The world will be a safer place when that menace gets prosecuted. I'm going to have a beer to celebrate.
What a dipshe-it you are. He is one of Country Music's icons. Althgough it reminds me of an old joke. What has twenty legs and four front teeth? The front row at a Willie Nelson concert.
Dont understand sarcasm too well?
Todd, I'm sending the fashion police to your house right now. You just committed a felony. We need to keep these football jersey wearing blockheads out of our schools and off our streets! Am I right!
Give me a break! Pot should be legalized! It is time for the ignorant people in this country to get educated about pot. They arrest a great human being for a minor thing, instead should be spending their time getting the real criminals. This makes me sick!
Laurie I agree.. The government has got it's priorities backwards.
Yes! Make it legal! This is soooooo stupid! You can drink yourself to death with a government seal of approval but smoking weed is illegal?! When the worst possible outcome (aside from the law) would be you eat snacks and sleep?! The war on drugs is really a war on the American people. It is a waste of money and utterly failed.
A great human being? Willie Nelson? My God, what is our society coming to be? Willie Nelson is a petrified throwback to the mid-1900s, with a horrible vocal mix of gravel and nasal, and a total disregard for his body – mind – spirit. Exactly how does this qualify him as a "great human being?"
Willie, some advice, if you want to be free.... move to Amsterdam ðŸ˜›