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. dgmgdm

    make willie nelson legal!

    November 27, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • yo mama

      why? is he a mexican?

      November 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. muhrvis

    Uh, why does anyone bother arresting Willie Nelson for pot any more? Doesn't he have enough THC in his system to make him illegal anywhere he goes? Still, it is quite unintelligent for him to carry at the border. Dumb. We shouldn't all have to pay for his stupidity with federal charges. Just let him go.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Master_Kush

    Any law enforcement officer that arrests someone for Marijuana LITERALLY deserves to have their head cut off, i'm not joking. Those same law enforcement officers to home at the end of the day and have a beer, which is 1000 times more dangerous than Marijuana.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LightheartAl

    Your tax dollars at work....

    November 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ConcernedNetizen

    I suppose the government has found its next war to distract us all, The War on Willie Nelson !! Such a danger, such a challenge. Meanwhile under their feet 10 more tunnels are being dug and tons of pot are being successfully conveyed into the country with contraband-like price tags attached. But hey, at least you ripped that dimebag out of ol' willies hands, right??

    November 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |

    Throw this man in prison!!

    November 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tom

    Marijuana is still illegal. You can't run around bragging about your illegal activities and expect to escape justice. Scofflaws will be arrested and prosecuted.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Master_Kush

      You state that like Marijuana "should" be illegal... Maybe you are one of the very few that still think that Marijuana is more dangerous than Alcohol or fast food... Strange indeed, since the tools are at your fingertips to find out the facts on drugs, yet you choose to ignore then, putting innocent people like willie nelson in jail for no reason..

      November 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. farleyjc

    Gee! Leave Willie alone! Hey Willie, we just legalized it here in AZ., come on over and stay at my place.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. My road to everywhere.

    its Willie Nelson, i mean cmon the guy was born stoned. I thought it was a given that Willie had a free pass LOL

    November 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jetbox

    Culo, we're not just supporting 'drugs' here; we're saying marijuana is quite harmless, and so is Willie Nelson. Why bother arresting a harmless old man for possesing something he's had for the last 70 years or so! Is the objective to show a good example of law enforcement?!? So don't say "we're ridiculous people" Regarding your next comment "society is f-up enough . . ." if you think society is hopeless, I suggest you go to another planet and give yourself a break from this f-up society

    November 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Master_Kush

    Its a shame law enforcement in America are still arresting people over a plant that is less harmful than a McDonalds hamburger, yet these same officers go home and drink alcohol which kills over 100,000 people each year.. Why are people not arrested for posessing Alcohol?

    November 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • JackT

      I see your point. But, it's a bad argument. The same MADD crowd would also like to make alcohol illegal. And, you are giving them ammunition.

      November 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mark Godfrey

    The US Government is composed of thugs hell-bent on making fellow Americans suffer.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Elle

    So much money and time spent on MaryJane ... legalize it already . I wish the police could concentrate on the thugs and other "real criminals" instead of this rather benign drug.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Thinkfree

    CNN, is this really news? It's like a story about Palin being dumb or Bush being a liar or JC not being real or chevy's being bad cars or BBC being a bteer news site. Give us news.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. joe

    Why should one man be able to tell another man what they can and cant do if it doesnt harm or benefit anyone but himself. We are talking about a harmless plant that grows seed pods (unless it doesnt get pollinated false seed pods) covered with a sticky substance called thc that in nature protects the buds but are also enjoyable and benficial to humans. Unfortuantely this plant is too beneficial for society and would eliminate half the known medicines on the planet.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moonbeam

      Yeah and crystals heal if they are placed in the correct position on your body while you meditate.........

      November 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
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