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. Mike in San Antonio

    Oh my God!!!! Willie smokes dope? Say it ain't so!!! (This is news how?)

    November 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mauidano

    You can't be serious. Slow day at the border? It's not like Willie is driving the bus. His "stash" is for consumption not for sale. Give this a rest. It's rather amusing that anyone is wasting time on Willie getting wasted. Leave him alone. Pot doesn't kill. Alcohol kills, LEGAL drugs kill. No one has ever been prosecuted for violent crimes related to pot usage. Free Willie. He should have a free pass for the rest of his life. This man has contributed more to our society than any politician.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. william

    don't forget they'll make money on this....that's what it's all about in america......willie and most of these actors and singers get loaded , they can't act or sing on they're own, if they do , most are boring.....

    November 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. keith ward

    Hey, let's hear it fro the troopers! I say we have some kind of award ceremony to commend them for their bravery. Must have taken some real courage to board ole Willie's bus. Well, at least the real criminals have nothing to worry about.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Linda Mash

    Free Willie...I think it would better serve us if more energy was put forth to get Bin Ladin. Besides, how hard could it be to find a six foot arab tethered to a dialysis machine ????? Come on Larry King, tell these idiots to watch your show where Willie admitted he used weed. No big secret, hell how many million tuned in that night to see one of our natioal treasures talk ??? Didn't willie say he smoked weed on the roof of the White House when invited there to do a show for the Bush's?

    November 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. brad

    I for one applaud the feds for getting this maniac off the streets. Now we're all just a little bit safer.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • ontheroadagain

      hahaha sarcastic much?

      November 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gdaym8


    Leave him alone.......that's how he writes his music!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paul

    First of all, this is not news. Secondly, arresting people for marijuana is absolutely asinine, and a complete waste of time and resources.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dennis

    Willie only got caught with weed because he had already took all his mushrooms and forgot about the weed.This tired,old idiot ought to learn by now that with his money he could have a second vehicle follow and hide his stash in that one!...Wake up,Willie!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chuck

    When will they lighten up and let us have our weed? Fight the power, Willie!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bad MoveWill

    Willie, looks like it's gonna be "On the Road Again!" to jail for you. Don't you EVER quit! It's not good for your health you know!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy

      His health is his own concern, not yours to mandate. Live your own life.

      November 28, 2010 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Cranter

      When one shows genuine concern for the health of another, that is being compassionate and caring about their well-being. When another person tries to justify what that person does which would lead them to continue doing something harmful to themselves and even others, that is not caring. So, what's your excuse, Tommy!

      November 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy

      My excuse is that it's just weed, Cranter. Scientific evidence shows that there are a lot worse legal things you can do for your health. It's not about whether the concern for another's health is genuine, it's whether you feel like you have a right to make his choices for him.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mason

      Tommy, I can see that you plainly don't get it. If someone goes out and robs a bank or goes out and kills someone just because they felt like it, what you are saying is that the law doesn't have any right to interfere with their choice. Well, I've got news for you buddy, it does! Anyone who does something that is against the law is going to end up paying for it whether it is the law that catches them or a citizen who reports them. That is just the way things are done in this country like it or not and it is the right thing to do, otherwise crime would run rampant much more than it already is with lax laws and just leaving it up to people to pick and choose which crime they want to engage in. That's the point that you need to truly understand.

      December 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Wade N Ginger N Eastman Georgia

    This has got to be the stupidest s.h.i.t I have ever heard.arresting people for a natural occuring plant.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. peacemonger

    Give the old man a break, he's an American icon (I say that as a Canadian), Willie, you took one for the team, I wish you all the best, I know you'll get through this...its 2010 and this is ridiculous...I'll be sparking one up in your honour tonight

    November 27, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. J.Level

    FREE WILLIE NELSON... a guy who spends most of his life being driven around is no threat to any driver.
    hard to believe. Amerika is burning

    November 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Elbonian

    This is news? Man bites dog is news. Willie getting arrested for pot possession is more dog bites man. Willie has stated numerous times that he won't stop smoking pot and he doesn't care how many times he is arrested.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
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