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Willie Nelson Pot Bust Not Such a Bust After All

3 December 2010 2:50 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Willie Nelson has never been so happy about losing 2 ounces of pot. The hirsute country singer has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after Texas authorities knocked the original, felonious amount he was allegedly caught with down from 6 ounces to 4 ounces. So, instead of a buzz-busting 180 days in jail and a $10,000 fine, Nelson is facing just a lesser fine. The "On the Road Again" singer was arrested Nov. 26 en route from California to Austin, Texas, when border patrol agents searched his tour bus at a checkpoint. He was released after posting $2,500 bail. "He said he feels great—he lost six ounces," Nelson's longtime harmonica player, Mickey Raphael, »

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Willie Nelson Busted For Pot Possession

29 November 2010 12:02 AM, PST | | See recent iCelebz news »

Country music star Willie Nelson has been arrested Friday after a border patrol officer at an immigration checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas found marijuana in his tour bus. He was released from Hudspeth County Jail after posting a ,500 bond.

The 77-year-old Grammy winner was found to have six ounces of cannabis while traveling from California to Austin.

Harmonica player Mickey Raphael told Rolling Stone that Nelson "feels great - he lost six ounces."

Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West said that despite Nelson, who has long been an advocate for the legalization of marijuana, was treated just "like anybody else" when he was taken into custody. And if the singer is ordered to serve jail time, West told El Paso Times that he is going to make the famous star cook and clean.


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