It’s not just teenagers that are getting hassled for weed. Willie Nelson was charged with drug possession this morning after 6 ounces of marijuana were found in his tour bus.
From the AP:
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.
We JUST talked about this in the Bristol Palin post, but I really don’t think that driving around with some weed is the biggest offense police officers need to be worrying about these days.
However, six ounces is a fuckin’ lot of weed. Like, I’m trying to imagine it in my head, and I feel like six ounces would fill up at least half of a trash bag, if not the whole thing. I’m not pissed about the fact that the weed’s illegal, but tour buses are small. There has to be a better way for Willie to use that space. It’s not like people don’t hand him joints everywhere he goes, right?