Free Willie!

Country music legend and staunch marijuana supporter Willie Nelson has been arrested on drug possession charges.

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Willie Nelson was arrested the day after Thanksgiving when Border Patrol agents at a Texas checkpoint found six ounces of marijuana in the singer's tour bus.

Nelson was traveling from California to Austin, Texas for a stop on his concert tour. He was taken to Hudspeth County Jail, where he was charged with a misdemeanor and released after posting a $2500 bond.

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This isn't the first time Nelson has been busted. In 1997, Nelson was busted with a joint in the ashtray of his car. In 2006, Louisiana state troopers found pot and 'shrooms in his magical mystery bus, but Nelson got off relatively easy with six months of probation. This time, the penalty could be much stiffer.

"If the Texas prosecutors do not reduce the charges, and the marijuana's weight is indeed six ounces, then he is dealing with felony and a potential minimum of 180 days in a county jail and a maximum of two years, with a $10,000 fine," former California-based prosecutor Robin Sax told FOX News.

"One of the issues that the court and prosecutors will look at is his prior record and given the fact that he has several arrests, even recent ones, for pot related crimes, I would not be surprised if Texas decided to stick it to him," Sax said.

Nelson faces two years in jail if convicted.

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Comments on "Willie Nelson arrested for pot possession"

hotbunny33 January 09, 2011 | 10:05 PM

FREE WILLIE NELSON!!!!!

hotbunny33 January 09, 2011 | 10:03 PM

Free WILLIE NELSON!!!!..lol

Steve Crowell December 01, 2010 | 12:42 PM

Free Willie!

Diane Cudiamat November 30, 2010 | 4:51 PM

WTF Isn't there bigger fish to fry. What the heck, Doesn't the Police have anything better to do. How can the authorities even think about prosecuting him. It is in the news everyday how the jails and prisons are over crowded and talking about releasing hard core felons out because of "overcrowding" and Mr. Nelson is looking at 2 years. Oh Please. My guess is that they are going to use Willie as a example because of who is and not because of what he did Maybe they need to take a closer look at Willie Nelson the man instead of Willie Nelson the super star. Here is a man who is so American and patriotic then even when the federal government came in and took everything from him. His money, property, everything and God Bless Him he still stood up and wailed out "GOD BLESS AMERICA" That is a Man with integrity and so much more. So my stand is to FREE WILLIE. and GOD BLESS HIM he is a man after my own heart!!!

John November 30, 2010 | 2:58 PM

I just hope they let Willie tune in to the ALL NEW Holiday “Minute To Win It” Event! on Tuesday, December 7 at 8/7c on NBC! Check out their Facebook site too! It's so cool. FREE WILLIE!

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