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. masterofself


    November 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lorriedk

    Sorry things are SO dangerous on the border that the feds have to target Willie's TOUR BUS. What a joke. The guy's almost 78, still writing and performing and raising lots of money for charity. Yeah, that pot smoking's really made him a dangerous character. Free Willie! Great Slogan!

    November 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dee Ann Needs to Start Sharing Whatever She's On!!!

    Yes, because Dee Ann can think of no better way to use her hard-earned dollars than to pay for the enforcement, incarceration, & courts costs of folks who are hurting no one but themselves (if even that).

    Makes perfect sense...or does it?

    Yeah, somebody's filthy & old but it sure as heck ain't Willie...

    November 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gary

    And we'll all sleep so much sounder knowing that they got him for 6 ounces!

    November 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Corbijn

    Um, Willie is quite open that he smokes marijuana. During his last interview on Larry King he stated that he smoked prior to being interviewed. He's even admitted that he smoked at the White House but the only thing he won't tell is who he smoked with (before anyone screams Obama, it was supposedly during the Reagan administration). Those who act like this is something new and shocking really should pay more attention.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Steele

      The story was that he smoked on the roof with Jimmy Carter.

      November 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mikeymikemike

    Willie is just the guy to galvanize an effort by the common man to overcome pot prohibition. He's charismatic, successful, and very popular. Not exactly the poster boy for showing that pot is as evil as some would have us believe.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ecoherbalism

    Artists have been doing all kinds of drugs for centuries; thats what they do. Pot is hardly a drug.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. irene

    Really stupid! Get a life already and stop worrying about the pot habits of others.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. person

    I guess you have to take your hatred out on someone. Right?

    November 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Miguel

    drug users are the lowest form of life on earth.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Extra Medium

      Some people say the same thing about guys named Miguel, and Jose, etc... Those guys are bigots, just like you....

      November 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Close2OKC

      Remember that the next time that you fill a prescription.

      November 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • gary

      Alcoholics beat their loved ones, kill people on the highway, and end up driving up health insurance fees as their livers deteriorate. I can't think of anyone who smoked a joint and beat someone, recklessly drove at a high speed (in fact, they go too slow), or ended up with serious health problems.

      November 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barnum

      No way, Miguel! You're Hispanic, I presume, so let me tell you this: I have incurred WAY more bodily damage by ingesting a hot burrito than by smoking a bowl. A bowl never made me burn from both ends! I say ban burritos! They hurt way more!

      November 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dee Ann is a tard

    Come down hard? For what? Pot? Tobacco, alcohol, red meat, McDonlds....these things are all worse for you, but perfectly legal....

    November 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Right Dee! If its corporate like tobacco, booze, McDonalds, then its legal. Oh yeah, add WAR to the list

      November 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cocopuf

      You don't lose your mind nor can hurt other people eating at MacDonald you dummy.

      November 28, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • oldfatchick

      You are kidding, right? Lose your mind on weed? Not nearly as likely as losing your mind on alcohol. What have YOU been smoking?

      November 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • i'm just sayin'


      You have the best post name. Ever!

      LMAO! 😀

      November 30, 2010 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
    • tommas

      Meth and crack... Both schedule 2 drugs

      December 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tomaroo

      Spoken like a true beer drinking looser.... Like it has been said in the blogs, busting Willie for pot is like busting Santa for breaking and entering... It is a fact that Fast food and alcohol are far worse than weed. I heard a WHO say, it's not as bad for you as sugar. Your perspective is soooo 1950.... As long as the driver is sober, who cares!

      November 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truefax

      I have know many pot heads in my life, I'm a sober guy so let me tell you this. I've never seen any pot head get violent and hurt someone. Most a pot head will do is eat your chips, alcohol is far far far more dangerous. I have yet to see pot ruin a persons life (aside from jail) like you see with booze or even McD's.

      November 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • toshola

      You don't loose your mind smoking pot either. But you might get a little relaxed and sleep really well. Don't talk about things you know nothing about.

      November 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • chele

      Who loses their mind on weed? I've seen people lose their mind on various substances–mostly booze. I've definitely never once seen anyone lose their mind on weed or even on LSD, for that matter. I have seen a lot in the 20 years my husband has been active in the music business. People drive poorly under the influence of booze, but the weed smokers are careful to an extreme–very slow and deliberate. don't knock it till you smoke it, m'dear, and then you may go ahead and share with us your newly acquired knowledge. No offense intended, and cheers Just stay away from blow and meth and the like. That stuff is the devil's dandruff.

      November 30, 2010 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      I've never heard of a stoner hurting any body either...compared to a drunk driver. Has anybody ever actually died from an overdose of pot? LOL.

      December 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnross1968

      First off I dont smoke pot and probably will never do so, but I think people should be allowed to do so if they choose to.
      As to losing your mind to pot I have never seen an example of that.
      But if you think McDonalds is safe. Good luck to you

      January 1, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. BD

    Tax dollars well spent! Willie is out there corrupting children day after day, if he's allowed to continue; our children will grow up peace loving moderates who bear no ill will against anyone...... unacceptable.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • oldfatchick

      Willie isn't corrupting children. Most children don't even know who Willie is. The rappers are the ones corrupting the kids.

      November 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ant

    I didn't realize CNN had some may druggies followers.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Extra Medium

      No, just people who respect individual freedoms. You go ahead and lick the man's boots if you want, but I'll be over here defending my rights...

      November 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barnacle Bill

      "I didn't realize CNN had some may druggies followers."

      I've smoked marijuana for over 40 years, and I've never made such a poor sentence.

      November 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • chele

      pot isn't a drug; it is an herb. and some people on this forum are dopes.I have never met a single pot smoker who was a murderer or a rapist. But I've sure met a lot of abstainers who are chronically ignorant.

      November 30, 2010 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    Well said Mr. Wilson. This has been the case here in the USA for a couple of decades now really. And very few people have been able to realize this. We have probably passed that point of no return. Even if everyone in America woke upo tomorrow morning with a clear minds-eye view of how things really are, it would still be too late to change for the better. Where do we go from here? (pls don't give me any 'never too late' lectures)

    November 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Moose

    Nelson is a pot smoking loser. Grow up Willie and get a life. Seriously.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • gary

      I'll bet "Moose" is related to "Mama Grizzly" up in Alaska.

      November 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barnacle Bill

      You are probably as ugly and as dumb as the creature you are named after.

      November 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      You're telling a 78-year-old millionaire to grow up?

      November 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • chele

      He's made how much money and has had a career for how long? He is anything but a loser. I wonder how your career and life stack up against his. Then I think we'd see who the real loser is.

      November 30, 2010 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
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