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Willie Nelson

Busted for Pot

11/26/2010 5:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Music legend Willie Nelson was arrested this morning for allegedly possessing six ounces of marijuana.

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Nelson was busted at 9:00 AM at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, TX. Nelson was in his tour bus, traveling from California to Austin, when he was detained.

He was booked into the Hudspeth County Jail on a $2,500 bond and posted shortly thereafter.


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31.

ray    

pot,Cuba,crooked politicians,red light cameras, this country leaders sure got some srewed-up priorities.

1371 days ago
32.

Sabrina    

Who's next? Snoop Dogg?!

I dislike pot but there's no need to continue this charade of having it be against the law. The worst side effects are the giggles, and feeling sleepy. Ooooh, so dangerous!

1371 days ago
33.

Moe Green    

Hey Willie, it's illegal. You are not above the law.

1371 days ago
34.

Andrew Hedgman    

I find it funny that the majority of people on here are defending Willie where if it was someone like Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan or even Justin Bieber you would all be throwing your nasty comments about how they should be better role models blah blah blah.

Doesn't bother me he smokes weed though!

1371 days ago
35.

lou    

Awww, c'mon, it's unAmerican to bust Willie Nelson for pot. How about they catch a few illegals instead of hassling Willie?

1371 days ago
36.

Love Star Wars    


An American legend and 6 oz. (?)

These sorry law enforcement agents are starting to resemble the MEDIA WH0RES that like to flash a little beaver once in awhile.

Seriously, don't you guys have more pressing issues than a musician on a tour bus with a bag of bong hits.

Get real ........

1371 days ago
37.

Moe Green    

I'm totally for complete legalization. But until it is he makes himself a target by being openly stoned in the media and his shows.

1371 days ago
38.

west86    

USA? Don't go there

1371 days ago
39.

sugart*ts    

Hang in there, Willie. If Billy Joe Shaver can get off for shootin' a man, get his lawyer.

1371 days ago
40.

FLO    

Free Willie and leave him alone, he is no threat to anyone.

1371 days ago
41.

en Todo Momento!!    

police state, i'm telling you. too many mr importants (or rather mr impotents) roaming the streets in cop cars. who on earth is gonna seriously bust willie nelson because of pot???!!! crazy. they need to seriously purge a lot of trash out the police forces.

1371 days ago
42.

Frieda    

Sounds like a frame up

1371 days ago
43.

stumpy    

13.
i'm a pothead & i must say that there is nothing small about possessing 6 ozs of weed. i would never travel with that much pot. an ounce at the most. when you have over an ounce law enforcement agencies try to slap an intent to distribute charge on top of a possession charge just because they can. good luck, willie!

Posted at 3:00 PM on Nov 26, 2010 by big al

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What you need to realize is for Willie 6 ounces
was just enough for the trip.
Give em hell Willie and good luck

1371 days ago
44.

Sue Donohue    

OMG I've know about Willie smoking dope for years. Why now bust him? I still wish it was legal here is Australia. Go Willie

1371 days ago
45.

Danielle    

There is no boarder between Ca and Tx that should have checkpoints on it. They knew Willie's hisotry with pot and stung him, I say this is a bad arrest. Not that what I say has any merit.

1371 days ago
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