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. David the Texan

    Arrested Willie again. Shame on you cops. I know your doing your job and you'll get fired if not performed properly, but this is one of those cases where you should have just quit rather than arrest Willie Nelson. What next? Are cops gonna start smashing puppy dogs heads up against walls because there is no room in the animal shelter? This is about the equivalent to me. Sorry it happened to you yet again Willie. Maybe you shouldn't tour anymore, just stay in Austin on your compound. They don't mess with you in Austin, Willie sir.

    November 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • AustiniteAnnie

      Well said.
      We'd love to have him back! There's bigger fish in the pond to go after... no need to go after Ol' Will.

      (I will say, though, that it IS slightly ironic that Austin's Willie Nelson Blvd. is 2nd Street.... where all the high-end restaurants and boutiques are... they should've renamed 78704 after him!)


      November 30, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Poolchick

    I'm pretty sure it was for himself so why waste time on a small bust like that. Go after the big guys or are the cops to scared to do their real job. They should be embarassed making such an arrest when there is way bigger threats out there. Go after the harsh drugs not the stuff that grows naturally. Smoke em up Willie. 🙂

    November 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dennis

    OK folks enough of this blogging let's get to work, WILLIE FOR PRESIDENT in 2012 YEAH!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • pattyo

      One more vote for Willie. What a ridiculous story, some overly zealous deputy wanting to get some publicity. LEGALIZE!!!!!

      November 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. weimtrainer

    And right behind Willie's tour bus was a semi carrying 10 tons of pot & cocaine that these idiots let into the country. way to go heroes, you busted Willie Nelson with a few ounces of weed. How much made it thru while you were busy taking pictures with Wille and the band? Absolute Morons.

    November 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. oldfatchick

    Willie needs to travel in an unmarked bus. Cops see the name Willie Nelson on a bus and they consider that probable cause. He should tour in a bus with a RNC logo on it.

    November 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Malia

      oldfatchick: Your comment was so damn funny I spit my coffe all over the computer!!!!! Please send that comment directly to Willie... he just may do it!

      November 30, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sandra

    FREE WILLY!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kurt

    Hey. At least he wasn't trying to get a toy with his happy meal.

    November 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Guilla

    Oh for Pete's sake, like he's ever going to stop. You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Go ahead old boy, have your smokes!

    November 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. deb

    I can't believe some of the ridulous "reefer madness" comments on this board. How often do you hear about "pot related car accident kills so and so"? Never! Pot is so much more benign of a drug than alcohol! Most people who smoke pot will smoke in their homes and within an hour or less the effects are completely gone. Not like alchohol at all. I feel pretty certain that millions of people are still smoking it (from the baby boom generation) and it didn't ruin their lives. It probably doesn't help your lungs but I've yet to hear of someone getting lung cancer from pot, have you?

    November 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • chele

      Thank you, Deb for having a brain, unlike some of the fools on this board. I'morginally from a state that prescribes medical marijuana, and I can tell you from experience that nothing was more helpful to a cancer survivor.

      November 29, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sandra

    People don't die in Mexico because people in the U.S. smoke pot. If they legalized pot, then no one would have to smuggle it out of Mexico. Comprende? it's comin'.... there's too much money in it for the government not to get involved. They did it with alcohol, they'll do it with pot. Of course, whoever is president at the time will get all the blame regardless, but I don't see a Sarah Palin legalizing it even though she certainly could use some; it might help her face reality.

    November 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeoman123

      Sarah Palin would probably be more coherent and logical on pot, than she is without it.

      November 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Andy Kramer


    Sheriff Arvin West
    525 N. Wilson Ave., P.O. Box 39
    Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
    Phone: (915)369-2161

    November 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael Scott--Dunder Mifflin

    Wonder what he paid for it? I once paid $500.00 for what turned out to be salad !!

    November 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Granite101

    Um, yeah, the person who is laughing hardest about this is Willie Nelson. I suppose the could give him a fine and make him do some community service, but he's worth millions and routinely holds concerts where he raises money for people down on their luck. Meanwhile we inadvertently find a tunnel filled with a billion tons of pot.

    November 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Toby Flender--Dunder Mifflin

    Someone once tried to frame me with fake weed that was actually salad !!!

    November 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. hecep

    If Willie should have been arrested for anything, it should have been for that creepy duo he did with Julio Iglesias. OF ALL THE GIRLS I LLLOOOOVVVVED BEEEFFFOOORRRRE! Cripes.

    November 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
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