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. EE

    In the Clink again...
    Just cant wait to be in the clink again!!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TK1

    smoke on willie!!! pot is a gift from god, it grows from the rich soil of the earth... people are not informed about pot right, its bout time for someone to step up and make it right... one love

    November 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Colorado Carl

    Willie,

    We love you in Colorado! Move here where you can get a medical marijuana card and be legal while in Colorado.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • saftgek

      Yes, anyone can get a marijuana "card" in Colorado because of the fraudulent farce that is the Colorado medical marijuana law. Never mind the upspike in home invasions and other drug-related activities.

      Thank God the majority of voters denied the dopers and their supporters this joke in my state this year.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. The Old Patroon

    AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT SEES THE HYPOCRISY IN THIS. HOW MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE WE GOING TO CONTINUE SPENDING ON THIS FAILED WAR(?) ON DRUGS WHILE CHILDREN GO HUNGRY, LACK PROPER HEALTHCARE, CLOTHING AND ATTEND ILL-EQUIPPED SCHOOLS WHILE THOSE THAT CREATED THE BIGGEST DEFICIT THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER SEEN DURING EIGHT YEARS OF GROSS MISMANAGEMENT OF THE ECONOMY SCREAM THAT FUNDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE ECONOMY. ALL HAIL WILLY.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ALM2007

    "I'll never smoke weed with willie again" good ole Toby Keith

    November 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Brandon

    This is news. I thought this was a daily occurrence. More tax payers money at waste! Way to go!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ronald Raygun

    how pathetic... arrest an old man that everybody knows over some pot. what is wrong with our government that this is even an issue? control freaks?

    November 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Leave Willie Nelson alone and stop "hustling and shaking" him down for money. Leave my Willie Nelson alone, at his age his pot is his medicine because he's not a pill popping senior citizen and he isn't hurting anyone.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • mx3morton

      I agree 100%! Excellent point!

      November 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • saftgek

      But, he IS a criminal.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. John B

    You should have used the tunnel Willie!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steve

    Let the man go! He is a living legend and he is hurting no one. Such a waste of law enforcement time and money.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DrBGood

    The Headline should read: National Treasure and Legend Willie Nelson has his civil rights violated by police-state, freedom-hating goons.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sandy

    Free Willie!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cazzo

      My Willie is free, and hard.

      November 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Minimee

      Free and hard-ly visible.

      November 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • AngelB

      Lol Nice.

      November 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mick

    Cmon, the dude is 90 years old!!! Why are we wasting our resources, tax dollars arresting a harmless individual like this. Let him live out his old age in peace. This is absolutely ridiculous.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. hfe

    So, the assh0l3 was contibuting to drug violence in Mexico by using the product?

    Come on WIllie, why can't you buy domestic?

    November 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. R Scott M

    THANKS Willie .... it's been a really slow news day !!!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
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