Monday, September 18, 2006

Will the Persecution Never End? (A Continuing Series)

Willie Nelson hit with drug charges?|?Entertainment?|?Entertainment News?|?Reuters.com: "NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson and several fellow musicians were charged with misdemeanor drug possession by Louisiana police after a search of their tour bus on Monday turned up marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.

State police spokesman Willie Williams said the bus was stopped early on Monday morning about 7 miles east of Lafayette, Louisiana, for a routine commercial inspection, and a state trooper smelled marijuana inside the bus.

State Police seized about 1-1/2 pounds (0.7 kg) of marijuana and two-tenths of a pound (91 grams) of mushrooms from the bus, Williams said."

7 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I hear Willy is claiming that the 1 1/2 pounds was for personal use--for an 8-hour period.

JDuke said...

I hope this doesen't prove a setback for the Respect for the Aged Day movement.

Bill Peschel said...

In "Roadkill," Kinky Freidman wrote that Willie always toured with two buses, one for the band and one for his stash.

Bill said...

He's obviously cut back.

rita said...

Say it ain't so, Willie!

rita said...

*really wishes we'd gone to Amsterdam this summer*

Steve Mertz said...

The Katrina thing must have blown over, so to speak, now that Louisiana is back to allocating tax dollars to busting good ol' boys who just want to get high and play music. And I thought they were still having big problems down there. Bill, you left out my favorite part of the story. A pound-and-a-half, and they let Willie go with a misdemeanor citation. It's about high time.