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. Al

    More reason to stay in sunny Colorado. I can smoke my cannabis freely without fear of any persecution.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tokker

    Uhmmm, I read someone talking about all of the murders in Mexico, and how pot is to blame. I think I remember reading about beatings and murders as a result of prohibition as well. You know, it is funny, but most of that simply went away once it became legal again.
    Another funny thing, most people who say pot is bad, wrong, makes you a criminal, is a gateway drug, etc. etc., have never even been high. So, I am confused on how they can feel so strongly about telling other people how to live their lives?

    November 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gerry

    Life liberty an the pursuit of happiness how much clearer does it have to be. After all they borrowed the phase an changed the term property too happiness.. Yep, you can not buy happiness anymore then intelligence. However I don't wish to spend one more dime on pot police. Doing the same thing over and over is insanity. Free Willie now

    November 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Wakeup321

    Well, MJ is not going away and people are not going to stop smoking it.

    That leaves you two choices. 1: legalize pot, tax and regulate it OR 2: do nothing and continue on our current track with the drug cartels coming into the US.

    Wouldn't even need the mexican supply chain, just grow it here in the US of A!
    Americans know how to make the skunk. Stuff grows like a weed... ha!

    November 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Redbull72

    I'd share an apple bong with Willie, keep up the good work brother.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marc

    I'm sure the world is a safer place now that Willie Nelson has bee arrested for possession of pot.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Patrick B

    Really? Come on, it's Willie for crying out loud.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. CalCh

    You know what....they should just give this guy a pass and move on 🙂

    November 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tim Doogan

    You know that goose that the two cops were trying to catch in the movie, Hot Fuzz? Well, busting Willie for pot is about as useful and as interesting as that. GO DO REAL POLICE WORK!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bigfoot

    Willie has sung this song before. It really makes us all look pretty f¥cking stupid when an old man who is a living legend and a person EVERYONE knows is a really great guy gets arrested for possession of marijuana. We are living in a country run by Neanderthals left over from the Reagan disaster.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rollon8

    Free Willie!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kar

    Leave the man alone already! He has brought joy to millions of people via his music, and he is harming no one. I support Willie Nelson 100%.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Greenspam

    Next up in the news: police to hand out speeding tickets at Indy 500.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. John Harper

    Finally a man that has the wealth and influence to challenge the laws against the most pernicious drug in America. America needs to acknowledge reality, alcohol is killing more people on the streets of our country than any other
    drug. If anyone were to ask people in prison, alcohol would be their gateway drug, like milk to a way of criminal life style-
    LIFE STYLE- something that could be prevented. I know African American Preachers who embrace "don"e tell" if asked by the "cops" no matter what their race or crime. Don't trust cops in your community, a recipe for more death and destruction in their community. Get real now!!!!!!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mdyer

    Why are they arresting people for smoking pot when the police could be better used elsewhere? What a farce. Prohibition is a failure.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
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