Willie Nelson Arrested, Charged with Pot Possession

Willie Nelson Arrested, Charged with Pot Possession
Willie Nelson (AP Photo, file)

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (CBS/AP) Willie 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.

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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.