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. 417-PC

    To the U.S. Border Patrol in Sierra Blanca, Texas: Who is the victim here?

    November 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • usa

      the people of the USA.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill

    What?!? Willie Nelson smokes pot?!? It's a damn lie!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dale

    The news would have been if they hadn't found any weed!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mike

    Drunks all over Washington, but that form of drug use is acceptable! What a BUNCH of hypocrites!!! I don't, and never have used drugs. But why keep fighting a war that has been going on for over 40 years, with NO positive results.
    Lets try to help people, not put them in over crowded jails. Just Common Sense . Save the prisons for real
    criminals... Leave Willie the F$#@ alone. He is a good man that just likes to mellow out with pot instead of alcohol
    politicains choice of legal drug.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Clutch

    Was this their evidence?:

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j0OXcObml0&w=640&h=360]

    November 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frannk.

    He was arrested for his own good. Pot can do serious damage to a person's. Hopefully he will see the light and amend his ways and that goes for the rest of the pot addicts.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheDude

      Seriously Frannk... seriously!? Let's arrest everyone who drinks or eats at McDonald's! I'll bet you are a conservative Tea Party member too. Your logic escapes me!

      November 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • fishkitty

      Oh please, I'm an ultra-conservative, and voted for a Tea Party candidate and I fully support legalization of pot. Please don't politicize it. I'd sure rather be in a roomful of stoners than a roomful of drunks!

      November 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Newcastle Dave

    I would not feel so all alone. Everybody must get stoned.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. h4x354x0r

    Picking on such an American icon... tsk tsk tsk. This drug war is such a complete and utter failure, and to make a fuss about Willie carrying some weed is just stupid. You may find out this isn't good PR for the drug war.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JBullets

    CJ......LMFAO you moran [sic]

    November 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gwats

    Come on, guys, it's Willie! How much time do you think he spends in a day NOT BAKED on something?

    November 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • gwats

      I was wrong. Willie should be jailed for life.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TheDude

    It's time for a massive protest against the prohibition of marijuana! It's time to stop that madness and legalize this herb! How long are we going to put up with the insanity of the war on pot? Rise up!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Minerva

      yeah ok. Go back to sleep.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jesus Cristo

    Hello my people; this is Jesus blogging. I did not invest drugs for you to use, only alcohol. You may now go back to your aimless boring lives.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alecia

    Shocking!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alecia

      No, sorry. It's OK.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chong

    I Like Willie but he is foolish going across the border to get his weed! If that is indeed what he did.
    Cops will be cops.
    Daves not here man!

    November 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chong

      Willie should go to jail as an example for all to see. I also love men.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bob

    Meanwhile the Us military turns a blind eye to the Opium crop in Afganastan and Law enforcement look the other way while pain clinics hand out " legal Heroin?oxy" like candy..

    November 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I was wrong. the US is doing ok, and they should arrest all pot smokers.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
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