Willie Nelson Mug Shot: Country Legend Charged with Pot Possession

Willie Nelson Mug Shot (Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office)

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (CBS/AP) The Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office in Texas has released the latest mug shot of country music legend Willie Nelson.

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Nelson has been charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas, according to a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman.

Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the country singer's 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 on a $2,500 bond before being released.


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