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. chelcia hedquist

    Go Willie I support you.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jason

    Texas sucks! Free Willie!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • DirTy SoUTh

      That's only because Rick Perry is governor.

      November 27, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. David

    What's so wrong with a little marijuana? I know the bill didn't pass in California for legalization, but that doesn't mean we should start harrassing smokers again. What is it about peaceful people that gets people worked up? Most people that smoke are smily, non agressive, and maybe a little hungry. Why do we hate these things, and why do we parade around one of the greatest performers because he had a little weed? ARE we that angry that pot exists? If we were so upset, we would pull out all the damn troops from REAL WAR and direct them towards drug wars, on the mostly peaceful. For the few bad apples that act weird or disorderly, go ahead and lock them up. What was Willie Nelson doing SO WRONG that prompted police to ARREST HIM? Geez I dont get why this stuff isn't legal yet. I love Ol' Willie NO MATTER WHAT. For all the people that voted against it....maybe you will learn someday.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. David, Tampa

    @saftgek You are a lier period. You will say any bold face lie to advance you political agenda. My your dog die!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. joe

    Come to hawaii's big island, Willy. Here, pot is the lowest priority for law inforcement (voted by the county council). Life has been much more relaxed since this happen last year. And the price of pot went from $400.00 per ounce to $100 per ounce for the same quality pot. And the meth population is almost diminished since pot is the lowest priority. Also as you may or may not know, we are building a new biodiesel plant here!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Caeasr

    I msut say taht mnay of you poelpe are vrey igonrnat of the effcets fo mraijuanna. Go Wlilie Nleson!!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lineman

    What kind of bonehead cop would search Willie's bus for pot. Of course he has a little for personal use. Wilie is an American icon and when a person has reached this status you look the other way. Besides, law enforcement has proven over and over again and for many years that they are not up to the task of elliminating the drug trade. I don't know who is but it is certainly not law enforcement.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dandy Don

    Some of you talk as if you pity Willie. The guy is 76-77 and is at the top of his game. He now sings better than ever. That sad, unhappy look some of you talked about is coming from a man singing from his soul. That is authenticity at which you're looking. Just check the photo with this article. Don't feel sorry for Willie. I think he is happier with who he is and what he is than anyone I know. I may be CRAZY but AIN'T IT FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY when you're enjoying Willie and the NIGHT LIFE all wrapped up in PRETTY PAPER for his Valentine. I hope the jail has a computer so Willie can get on and read this blog. It has become a tribute to one of the best men of our time. TURN OUT THE LIGHTS THE PARTY'S OVER.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda Mash

      You do know your Willie, Dandy Don. Love the way you managed to get Willie's songs in your response.

      November 27, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ontheroadagain

      dont worry don, he'll be back on the road again in no time

      November 27, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Deb

    All I have to say is" go Willie go!!!!!" I've been smokin weed since high school and I drink moderately..given a choice..weed would be the only thing and it is.All of the b.s. they feed ya about pot is just that..It is completely, natural, nothin added to it..unlike the cigarettes that we have become addicted to..You can bet your sweet azz that when and if the gov't decides to go to the tobacco manufacturer's to have pot packaged it will happen. They just haven't decided how to package it and what to charge for it. It's like living ina glass house and throwin stones..our Gov't does just didn't stop them from financing Viet Nam with drugs!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kookmyer

    Reason #1063 old people need to die off soon. Then we can make more rational laws in this country.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. angel

    Mike was cracking a joke! lol !! He couldn't possibly be serious!! Right Mike?

    November 27, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JC

    JUST STOP. Really, we have NOTHING better to do but bust Willie Nelson, again, for pot? I mean this is like #5,456,708 on my list of things to be dealing with right now. Let me get this straight, we can't stop drug runners from digging a tunnel to San Diego but we have stopped the Menace of Texas with 6 ounces of weed?

    November 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Debbie

    Here's a fantastic is of taxpayer money.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. DYBO

    Ya know Willie really doesn't give a damn about the whole thing, he probably offered the boarder guard a chunk of nice warm brownie out of his RV oven.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
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