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. Hamster-Style

    So why is Border Patrol arresting American citizens inside the United States for drug possession? And not only American citizens, Willie Nelson, seriously Border Patrol? With all the people crossing the border illegally, you done and caught yourself Willie F'n Nelson for Marijuana possession! Bravo! Bravo!!

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

    Leave this poor guy alone. The DRUG WAR is a fraud. Legalize all drugs, tax the revenue, rid the cartels. THAT'S A STRATEGY. Harassing Willie Nelson is moronic. That is my opinion.

    November 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TFBuckFutter

    Man, it's a tough week for Willie.....they also found his tunnel.

    November 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Leslie Rose

    Let Willie and compatriots alone. Oh yeah. Its really bad for your health okey........being Willie's age shows. Let the guy alone . Smoking in the White House , how funny !!!! We agree.....FREE WILLIE and shame on the boarder patrol officer that busted Willie in his tour bus. Wow, a no brainer !!!!!!!!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JJ

    Such an effective and efficient use of our tax dollars... MORONS!

    November 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ron

    They dont have any thing better to do ,Ask your self America who was it that helped the farmers with farm aid,this countrys law enforcement is a joke .go after the suppliers of drugs,I hope the guy is happy he busted one of our real American heros.

    November 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kevin

    Whinning Pot Heads blah blah blah blah...legalize pot....blah blah blah. This country would be stupid for legalizing Pot so I am glad to see this Pot Head getting what he deserves and being a celebrity doesn't make him special.

    As liberal as Calfornia is they didn't legalize pot this past election.

    November 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mac

      Typical Republican tryin to tell others what the hell to do, yet complain about big government. You sir are a damn moron.

      November 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • God

      A neocon trying to infringe on people's personal freedom through government intervention.

      As always, right wingers are hypocrites.

      November 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ed Bailey

    I hope the fine was minimal even though willie can probably afford is the principal of how laws are f***ed up.George Pappard son was arrested by the famous two legged drug sniffing dog in central utard,sorry utah.38 pounds got 0 jail time, 3000 doller fine.I have failed one ua in my life and I was arrested on public intox in my recliner watching nascar. Total loses, 40,000+ dollars and 30 days in jail.No oter charges but public intox at home! I hate this f***ed up country but unlike willie and pappard jr,I am broke. I sincerely wish I could be like frank serpico and I had somewhere to go.power on willie!and thanks for everything!

    November 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AV Dave

    Willie Nelson arrested on pot charges? I'm shocked. Really, just shocked!

    November 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ed Bailey

    Sorry that was 90 days in jail!

    November 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jeremyp

    That explains why he didn't pay his taxes a while back... He was using the 10-99 form to roll a doobie

    November 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tintala

    Better be caught with pot than driving drunk like alot of celebreties, Lohan, Gibson, etc... they are dangerous. People if you didn't know that alcohol is more dangerous than weed, well now you do!

    Every year over 800,000 people are arrested annually , that's no joke, more than all other countries combined for ALL CRIMES!!!!!! yEP that's right, AMERCIKA, is supreme nazi when it comes to marijuana arrests..

    No one has ever died from cannabis.

    November 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 27, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tintala

    Deaths from Smoking tobacco: 440,000 annually.

    Death rate extrapolations for USA for Smoking: 440,000 per year, 36,666 per month, 8,461 per week, 1,205 per day, 50 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. tobacco people! Not cannabis.

    November 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeanne021556

    If he isn't the poster boy for Old Hillbilly drug addicts, then what is? Look at his face. He should go on tour to schools to scare kids from ever doing drugs.

    November 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
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