The Associated Press newswire reports that Willie Nelson was—once again—arrested for possession of marijuana. What’s the fucking point of this? Chances are that virtually anytime Willie is in that tour bus, he’s got a joint burning. Most Americans would not be surprised to hear this, either. He’s Willie Nelson. You expect him to smoke pot. He’s not shy about it and never was. So the officer smelled pot, it’s his job, blah, blah, blah… who cares? It’s stupid. Willie Nelson is 77-years-old. He had six ounces on him. Chances are this American icon doesn’t give a shit what the law of the land is, has NO INTENTION of stopping smoking and… why the hell can’t they just leave him alone? The guy is an American ICON. Can’t they just give him a doctor’s recommendation letter that works in all 50 states and be done with this harassment of a legend? He’s Willie Fucking Nelson and he just wants to get stoned. Have a little respect!
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (AP)—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.
Nelson spokeswoman Elaine Schock declined to comment when contacted via e-mail by The Associated Press.
Well. here’s my comment. Hands off Willie… and his stash! Who’s getting hurt when Willie Nelson sparks a joint? This is ridiculous.