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. rubber

    leave Willy alone, guy has been touring constantly making people happy

    November 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rubber

    leave Willy be, guy has been touring constantly making people happy

    November 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fanta

    A great American Country and WEstern supertalent and songwriter......A wrong message to send to America,s youth.....Good to see that the border patrol...many of them Nelson fans I,m zero tolerance and NO favoritisms ! ONE law for EVERYONE and that,s how it should be !

    November 27, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joe

    I smoked it one, when I was high I thought Hiliary and Chelsa Clinton was not so bad looking...scared me half to death..never again

    November 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tommy

    At least he was riding on his tour bus and not driving. This guy has smoked so much pot that they should just give him a license to smoke.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeebus Crust

    Dear US Government,
    Please stop being complete idiots and spend some time doing something actually worthwhile. Thank you.
    Your friend,
    Random Citizen
    P.S. – I hope you've figured out that "Reefer Madness" was completely fiction. And propaganda. Created by you. K? K.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeebus Crust

      I'm sorry, fictionAL. Goodness, where is my proper grammar today?

      November 27, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. j

    OH GOD! They've already put Reefer Madness in the comedy section, how will the fear and ignorance continue to be spread?

    Oh, yeah...on here. Hell. Better let a few more child molesters out so those damned pot heads will fit in.

    @Saftgek: You obviously have never done the things you claim or you'd know the truth about weed. I've been in the healthcare system and the one thing you can count on is that a person isn't going to tell you they've ODed on meth or crack. They're going to say weed, because that's the closest thing to the truth that'll get them in the least trouble!

    November 27, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jay

    i'm shocked, shocked to hear that Willie Nelson was arrested for marijuana possession

    November 27, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Alisa

    You big bad ass BP agents arrest WILLY? Really? I guess Cheech and Chong are next.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nancy

    pot is not a narcotic it is an herb! all the problems with the economy you would think they would declassify it as a narcotic. It is clearly harmless, anyone one anti-pot is either with government and won't admit they smoke or have never smoked. I believe they should legalize pot and make alcohol illegal, as I have seen both my whole life and pot does not compare to the damage done by alcohol!

    November 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Donald Fausett

    I am shocked! Shocked, I say! Are the authorities in Sierra Blanca unaware that pot can be found on Willie's bus, anywhere, anytime? Good grief! Unless he is causing trouble, leave the poor man alone. That is his chosen lifestyle, like it or not. No one else is forced to do the same.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ellie

    Oh for God's sake.....leave Willie alone. He's been smoking pot now for 60 years and I don't think he'll stop at this point. Pot......big deal.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. geckopelli

    In the US, the police kill more innocent people, FAR MORE, than marijuana.


    And, no, I don't call them except to pick up the body and/or to file an insurance claim!

    November 27, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Brenda

    What a tempest in a teapot! Willie is old enough to do whatever he wants so long as it hurts no one else. This was just a stupid attention-grabbing display from a tiny, tiny little town where police have absolutely nothing else to do. I live in Texas, and I know where this wide-spot-in-the-road is. They truly have no crime. Boredom - DUH! Leave the man alone to live the remainder of his life in peace and let him do his thing. By the way, his "thing" pleases a lot of people!

    November 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • ontheroadagain

      i agree with your post but ,it wasn't the local cops that harassed him it was the U.S. Border Patrol. the locals i would think would show a little more respect.

      November 28, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
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    November 27, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
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