In what is likely the must unsurprising news you’ll hear all day long, singer Willie Nelson got arrested in Texas last night on marijuana possession charges. The offending substance was found by a border patrol agent who smelled the loco weed inside Willie‘s tour bus … a subsequent search uncovered the marijuana and Willie got taken into custody:
A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas. Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint about 9 a.m. Friday. Brooks says an officer smelled pot when a door was opened and a search turned up marijuana. Brooks says the Hudspeth County sheriff was contacted and Nelson was among three people arrested. Sheriff Arvin West didn’t immediately return a phone message left at his home Friday, but he told the El Paso Times that Nelson claimed the marijuana was his. The singer was held briefly a $2,500 bond before being released.
It is very common knowledge that Willie Nelson is a staunch supporter of the legalization of marijuana who often and very openly discusses his use of the controlled substance. I’m actually very impressed that Willie decided to man up and admit that the marijuana was his when he could’ve very easily had someone else take the blame. At this point in his career, I highly doubt that Willie Nelson is worried about what an arrest for marijuana possession charge might mean professionally … in fact, as an advocate for the legalization of marijuana, he may likely regard this bust as a badge of honor. Whatever the case may be, homeboy got busted for getting caught.