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.
The government gave this Veteran Service Connected Lung Cancer can you tell me why they wont give me weed to smoke? Cigs cause cancer and there legal but weed does not cause it and its illegal, does that make sense? FREE the WEED Marijuana is one of the biggest anti-cancer agents thats why, they dont want you to survive...hahahahahaha.......
Good. Throw the book at him and set an example!
Willie smokes pot?!?!
Never cared for Willie and I don't give a rat's ass what happens to him....either respect your country's laws or pay the consequences as an adult.
In short OUR GOVERNMENT IS JUST THE MOFFIA step back and look....
Lame. Very lame. So how many illegals came over while the police were dealing with this?
Move to oregon willie.
To the rest of you....prohibition will never work. And no law that proclaims it should ever be respected. Join the libertarian party and organize and vote for liberty! God bless
WAKE UP AMERICA, ALCOHOL KILLS ITS LEAGAL. AND OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON LEAGALIZED THE USE OF SYNTHETIC HERION ALSO KNOWN AS METHADONE CLINICS NATION WIDE FOR 12 DOLLARS A DAY OUR GOVERNMENT DISTRIBUTES THIS AND MAKES MONEY DOING SO. WHILE MILLIONS OF CHILDREN ARE NEGLECTED AND ABUSED BY ADDIDCTED PARENTS DAILEY. TELL ME WHERE IS THE REALITY OF WHAT IS GOOD AND EVIL OF WHAT THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS US TO INGEST. MARIJAUANA HAS NEVER BEEN THE CAUSE OE A DEATH OR OVERDOSE OF A HUMAN BEING. GET REAL.....
Haha, this is the epitome of the war on drugs.
Willie will pay his fine, and serve whatever community service is put on him. Then he will go back to smoking pot.
A practice that only affects him, yet our government seems hellbent on telling him how he should live (a lot like the anti-gay crap going around)
And what is the result? over 75% of our jails filled with people who never hurt anyone but themselves, billions of dollars wasted each year from a country that can honestly not afford it, and an underground drug community that will keep on going, no matter how many tunnels to mexico they find.
He can't pay his fines because he has no money when the IRS took it all for not paying his taxes
@goat. How right you are! The war on drugs is lost but will never be over because it pays the salaries of too many cops, lawyers, judges, probation/parole officers, jailers, prison guards, therapists, social workers and federal government goons. How many people in this country are nearly completely dependent on the war on drugs to buy groceries for their families and make the house and car payments?? AND another thing. Stopping someone for no reason other than it being a so-called "Checkpoint" is reminiscent of Nazi Germany..."Show us your papers" and is a violation of the 4th Amendment. The US has gone to hell in a hand-basket. Sieg Heil to the "Incorporated States of America", rather Arbeit Macht Frei. Abraham Lincoln warned us first, then Eisenhower in his farewell speech. I wish I had enough money to buy a few congressmen to represent me and my own personal best interests.
He practically lives with Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson they will help him pay the fine. Money is never an issue if your famous it is it's own form of currency in some instances.
whoa whoa whoa buddy....hold on there..you say that this is the loss of war on drugs...that implies that there is actually a war against drugs in the first place....let me also state that this also implies that the people on drugs are winning it!
SMOKE WEED ERRRRRRYDAY
pot is safer for Willie and all of us than beer or hard liqueur is. squares have to stop using the government to force people to be as boring as they are. hypocrites!!!#!$
476pot is safer for Willie and all of us than beer or hard liqueur is. squares have to stop using the government to force people to be as boring as they are. hypocrites!!!#!$4747823
Why is it that so many who 'hate the man, and want their freedom' are advancing the idea of putting the weed in the hands of the 'man', so he can, to quote, "regulate, tax, and ensure it's purity"..? Seems so many here hate the idea of it being illegal, and hate corporate America, but want some corporation to process it for them. Makes perfect sense. BTW, how many of you corporate haters work for a corporation? Who's feeding your family, paying your bills, and on and on and on. You only like the laws that protect your ideas, and F..k the rest, right?
Shame on the morons in Cali for voting down prop 19, shame on them
He paid that off eons ago and is rolling in dough again.
He should have resended his social security number. No social no taxes.
You coundn´t be more right ! The hipocracy is not too far from ending. Look in California, wasn´t too far from almost happening, so coming soon at a theatre near you.
The war on drugs was Ronald Reagan's way of putting more money into the hands of big guys with guns.
I think the point of this story is that everone is susceptable to the law. You break the law, you face the consequences, regardless of your status in society. Should pot be made legal? That's something to be decided by our lawmakers, and in turn by YOU the voter who puts those lawmakers in office. There IS a war on drugs, and for the ignorant oafs who are unaware of it, please head to your local border town (eg., Laredo, TX) and witness how the crime saturates either side of the border like an airborne disease. Or talk to the Mexican nationals who are forced to transport drugs by way of "agree to do this or die, or watch your loved ones die".
In short, I personally believe marijuana is a safer choice than alcohol, and should be legalized, but until it is any person who chooses to use it should be aware of the consequences of this decision and be made to pay the consequences, regardless of if they are a minimum wage worker in Anytown, USA, or Willie Nelson in Texas.
People get away with murder. Yet the LAW goes after
PEOPLE FOR SMOKING POT!??!!!!???????!!!!!!!!???!!!!!@W#E$R%T^Y&U*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
People get away with evil. Yet the LAW goes after
PEOPLE FOR SMOKING POT!??
F R E E W I L L I E !
2 wrongs doesn't make it right.
How do you think he wrote all those great songs...leave him the hell alone!!!!
This is just one more reason I'm ashamed to call myself a Texan.
Dont feel bad.. In Philadelphia, the narcs always waited for Ray Charles, cause a blind guy was easier to bust.. The whole think is rotten, this anti weed thing.. The US is just too uptight over too many issues. Thats way this country is so
big on war. I agree FREE WILLIE!
WHY should HE get away with it? While others get punished for it? Aren't you smart?
I'm proud to call myself a Texan, but I am so glad I moved to Colorado 7 years ago, as well.
I love Willie. Get real. Go after the real criminals, and leave true American patriots alone!
Who is a real criminal? Should'nt it be the one that breaks the law? If marihuana is illegal then Nelson is a criminal and he should serve time. Thousands of persons are being killed in Mexico because of persons like Nelson that promote the importation of marihuana. I am glad to see that at least every now and then, durgs laws are being enforced.
@moron, if it was REGULATED, cartels wouldnt get nearly as much money for it, and they would cease growing it bc we would be able to get it safely from corporations or someone similar. ur just another person that believes that everyone should live their lives ur way. hey i got an idea, shut the hell up
manuel shut up and learn to spell
It is time to end the prohibition on pot. The crime is in the criminality of transportation and sale without paying taxes not the use. There is no victim in this crime. I say legalize it and tax it.
There are some very dangerous drugs such as alcohol, but pot is not one of them. It relaxes people and makes them dopey, which is less harmful than the very debilitating effects of alcohol which is, of course, legal
Right on, Larry!
PUH-LEEZE! This arrest seems absolutely absurd.
"seems" is not. "Real" it is. So why should he get away with it while others get the full treatment? Because he is a dumb singer? lol !!!
Too bad. Willie is the original hard luck kid.
Maybe so. But he isn't very smart.