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. freeperson

    Legalize it, enough with the prohibition already.

    But, the liquor and tobacco industries don't want it legalized.

    Power to the people!

    November 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fishkitty

    You have to really wonder why "the government" DOESN'T want to legalize, regulate, and tax? Surely there is a huge tax revenue, similar to alcohol (yuck) and tobacco (yuck) which could be realized from regulating and taxing? Not to mention the law enforcement dollars that could finally be put to some good use chasing REAL criminals.
    It's not because "the government" CARES about our health and well-being. And they certainly aren't adhering to some misguided moral code. So, WHY?

    November 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shane G

    He is the co-chair of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. What do you expect? Let him enjoy his last years smokin for crying out loud. He's in the winter season of his life. Let him live it up.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Stump297


    November 27, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tomoyo

    Nice detective work, guys. Say, I hear Paula Deen's a pretty heavy butter user. Better check her out.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jwn

    Willie for President! Yes, of the USA!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. zooompilot

    Yeah, and the sun rose in the east today...latebreaking news says that the sun will set in the west and Willie Nelso will smoke weed tomorrow....anything else exciting to report?

    November 27, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. zounds

    Yea-your like should be arrested for being un-original and copying my
    "handle." "Zounds." Whew- get laid or something. Or do it yourself.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • zounds

      Arrested? Ehat am I, Willie Nelson. bwahahahahah

      November 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shneeky

    Well FINALLY the War on Drugs is showing some tangible results!! Good work Feds!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. zounds

    Sorry to the world that I was born. I am now going to take a nap.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cheryl

    In all of my life, I have never seen or heard of anyone who has become violent, agressive or beating women & children by just smoking pot. Yet, I can go to a bar on any Friday and find a violent, aggressive drunk! As long as alcohol is legal for an adult to consume... I will always stand behind the legalization of marijuana and I don't even smoke the stuff! Our country is completely over populated with a bunch of drunk, sick, hypocrites! The drunks would ban coffee if they didn't need it to help them through their drunk binges to pass laws that deny others any enjoyment but to hang with these mentally pickled drunks! I would rather be around a stoner than a drunk ANY day! Much safer & predictable than those who consume alcohol! I guess the majority are just too pickled to see it!

    November 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • 4anoymous2

      your post is too long. keep it short. people are not going to read a dissertation.

      November 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. 4anoymous2

    A friend with weed is a friend indeed. The govt. ridiculous outdated laws are biggest bogart of the joint mahn!
    more waste...

    November 27, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • 4anoymous2

      what I really meant is that pot laws should be made more severe. Pot is the downfall of America.

      November 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. zounds

    Great job to the Border Patrol agents. Wilie should have been arrested. No doubt. Peace out my homies.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. martyjm

    He knows the law. He broke the law and he has to pay for his crime. There cannot be two sets of laws. One for the famed and one for everyone else. Until the law is changed, He's guilty and must pay like everyone else.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. American X

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of police and judges who want to legalize drugs pointed to new FBI numbers released today as evidence that the "war on drugs" is a failure that can never be won. The data, from the FBI's "Crime in the United States" report, shows that in 2008 there were 1,702,537 arrests for drug law violations, or one drug arrest every 18 seconds.

    "In our current economic climate, we simply cannot afford to keep arresting more than three people every minute in the failed 'war on drugs,'" said Jack Cole, a retired undercover narcotics detective who now heads the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). "Plus, if we legalized and taxed drug sales, we could actually create new revenue in addition to the money we'd save from ending the cruel policy of arresting users."

    Last December, LEAP commissioned a report by a Harvard University economist which found that legalizing and regulating drugs would inject $77 billion a year into the struggling U.S. economy.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • 543543

      what's your point? the war on terror cannot be won either. You don't just give up.

      November 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
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