This probably won’t come as a huge shock, but legendary country singer Willie Nelson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession on Friday after six ounces of pot was found aboard his tour bus in Texas, a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman told the Associated Press.
On Friday morning, an officer smelled pot when Nelson’s tour bus pulled into a Sierra Blanca checkpoint at 9 a.m. A suspiciously early hour for such an odor to be eminating from a vehicle. Marijuana was discovered during a search of the bus, patrol spokesman Bill Brooks told the AP.
Sheriff Arvin West told the El Paso Times that Nelson said that the marijuana was his.
The singer was held briefly on a $2,500 bond before being released.
Nelson, 77, has made no secret of his love of ganja. The outspoken advocate for the legalization of marijuana was busted at a traffic stop in 2006 for one-and-a-half pounds of pot and a bag of mushrooms.
He entered a guilty plea and was fined $1,024 and placed on probation for six months.
But Nelson is far from the only celebrity to get caught green-handed.