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. pudding

    I can go back to bed now. Im safe with willie in jail. border patrol couldnt stop the Somali Terrorist coming through the Mexican border but they can fill Granny up at the airport and pull willys bus over.. Yeeee Hawwww great job agents.

    November 28, 2010 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kevin

    Willie Nelson doing pot?
    I'm shocked! Who would have ever guessed?
    What next, headlines that politicians lie or that puppies are cute?

    I wonder how many illegals slipped by the Border Patrol while they were busy getting their 15 minutes of fame?

    November 28, 2010 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
    • TheAdmiral

      Puppies aren't cute... you are just made to believe that by the corporate media.

      November 28, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. Raghu

    Arresting Willie Nelson for Pot!!! Hahahahahahahahhaha..... that is the world's worst kept secret...... Man must have been a slow day for the cops.... Willie probably grows it in his backyard and has stashes in his kitchen, bathroom, car, bandana, wallet.... For crying out loud, Pot is his middle name. Wllie Pot Nelson....the man is old.....let the be man.....

    November 28, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. BobbiJo Jones

    Please don't touch my Willie....He don't know you that well......Just leave old Willie alone and let him sing his song......

    November 28, 2010 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. David S

    Musician has pot on tour bus; brilliant law enforcement work, and great use of taxpayer money, stupid government agency!

    November 28, 2010 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    Reason according to your logic caffeine also impairs judgement and motor skills. I know for a fact that my co-workers rush through assignments in the morning and do them half azzed after downing a large cup of java.

    November 28, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Frank

    Reason according to your logic caffeine also impairs judgement and motor skills yet is legal to consume. I know for a fact that my co-workers rush through morning assignments and complete them sloppily after consuming a large cup of coffee.

    November 28, 2010 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. Frank

    I guess Willy will now have Texas on his mind. Texas is always on his mind...Texas is always on his mind. (sorry couldn't resist)

    November 28, 2010 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mike

    Willie is an easy target.....the border patrol should be doing the job we hired them to do....stop illegals coming into this country. Leave our heritage and iconic legends alone.....get it?

    November 28, 2010 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. joe

    You all need to leave that man alone and let him sing his songs.

    November 28, 2010 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. BigDaddyC9

    Fact of the matter is that cannabis should be legal and that is the bottom line.Willie doesn't smoke Brick Mexi garbage.He even has a strain of cannabis named after him.Brick mexi comes out through careful planning of the mex cartels.Brick shows up when domestic product runs out.Simpler terms is brick crap is sold when the homegrown in area is gone.Its junk and grown w/o care.I am chronic pain patient on 480mg of Oxycontin which makes me vomit daily and be a prisoner of my own bedroom.With cannabis I can relax and keep my dinner in my belly where it belongs.Without cannabis Id be a dead man and my kids fatherless.My kids are both high honor students who have a clean home and a safe home made so by a "pothead".It is time to go in another direction as the War on people is just that.Sad if you think otherwise as now even Science is behind cannabis use.

    November 28, 2010 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. David Alekna

    It's illegal! Change the law if you do not like it, Calf tried, I guess there are more nas then yeas, you all need to come out from behind this wall of secrecy and change the law if you feel so strong...that is what america is about. I hate blog tuff guys, go into the streets

    November 28, 2010 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Lebowsky

    I thinking it was medicinal. Willie is looking a little rough around the edges these daze. Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes it eats you. Carry on Red-headed Stranger! Nice to know there are others takin it easy for all of you all out there.

    November 28, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. David Fitzgerald

    For Christ sake, leave the old man alone. He ain't hurtin anybody.

    November 28, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Paul

    Oh, please, let him be! Why is this news anyway!?

    November 28, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
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