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.

Post by:
Filed under: Drugs • Marijuana
soundoff (1,420 Responses)
  1. Matt

    haha @CJ hilarious. Don't make a grammatical error when mocking the grammar of others. Accept/except.

    @crickett n.c. Nope not affecting anyone....accept of course for your language, spelling, and grammatical errors

    November 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. S. Durham

    I'm so happy they arrested him and I hope the the Feds makes an example out of him since he's a celebrity. Willie Nelson has used his status to flaunt his illegal marijuana use and advocacy for a long time and it's repugnant to normal Americans.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bert

      You consider yourself a normal American? I thought Americans were for freedoms... go figure...

      November 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ringo

      OMG you are a moron.
      It's idiots with your mentality that perpetuate this nonsense!

      November 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bert

    Instead of busting 77 year-old musicians and fondling airplane passengers, why doesn't our government do something useful for its citizens?

    November 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • whoopingcough

      Willie is not 77 he is 82 and it is still Bushes fault.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chops

    Fuk this government. Bunch of tyrannical, hypocritical LIARS, CROOKS AND THIEVES, and this 'bust' is supposed to make them LOOK like they're "protecting & serving?"

    November 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John

    Just another ploy for the liberals to extort money from the poor old guy. Uncle Sams method of neutering Americans. You rock B.O. great job securing our boarders!!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • thomasghost

      you blame liberals for our drug laws? what planet do you live on? Conservatives have always been the most anti-drug people.
      Legalize it!

      November 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ringo

    Really??! We wasted time, effort, and money on this? STUPID!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. brian

    There is a inspection station that everyone traveling east on I-10 has to go through. They have drug sniffing dogs that check most vehicles. Anyone who travels through there regularly ( like Willie ) knows this. Begs to question; why go there?.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Letichiuoa

    drown all pot smokers and criminals

    November 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chops

      You're a fuking idiot.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shamala

    the Middle East shall rise again.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chops

      Rise up in smoke and fire maybe. LIGHT'm UP!

      November 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. helloeyes

    Why does everyone thing Willie is above the law? Just because he's famous he thinks he can snub the law. If we all have to straighten up and fly right so should he. He's not above the law.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • The law is retarded

      What about those of us who think that this 'specific' 'law' is retarded, and completely disagree with it, to the point of, I refuse to abide by it because its completely immoral and the only people who are against the legalization of marijuana are complete f*ing hypocrites?

      November 28, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tyrone "Radiator Hose" Johnson

    yo yo, wad up my whity mofos. kma

    November 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bigdeal

    BIG effin deal......our countrty is wasting away....

    November 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. billied

    I got a big fattie right here and now, who wants a hit? David and all you other non believers...shut off the TV and go out and see the world its not on that flat screen ya see....Get a life... Get a clue

    November 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |

      I do, you got coke and guns too? where you live?

      November 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chops

      I'm just kickin' back myself and prep'n me a nice pile of some home grown TRAIN WRECK! OH YEAH BABY!!! And I got guns...but gave up coke years ago. Just makes my heart pound too fast. I don't like it. Plus, when I did it, it had the "let's just do one more" syndrome. But now this bud here...This bud will cure ALLLLLLL that ails me! And then some!


      November 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bigdeal

    our country is also....:)

    November 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ha

    Come on ppl he was smoking near a checkpoint while carrying 6 ounces. Dumb on his part, he's done this for too many years to make a rookie mistake like that. And that's alot of pot for personal, touring or not... you don't need that much. And he was smoking so he probably had a half pound. Why? Plus he's out on bail and can afford the fines...

    November 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • helloeyes

      Exactly. Famous people get such a big break from the citizens of this country. Leave him alone because he's famous? That's BS. Where's the critical thinking in this comments thread?

      November 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chops

      I think he might have done it on purpose. He already knew exactly how much the fine would be and also knew it was a drop in the pail of what he's worth. He did it purposefully to bring more awareness...and make those border patrols look like the fuk'n FOOLS they are!

      LEGALIZE IT! (we do it anyway! TAX FREE!!!!)

      November 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56