Saturday, November 27, 2010

DRUG DEMON STOPPED BY BORDER SECURITY

Sleep easy, America. Your children are safe. In a rare victory in the war on drugs, the one-man drug menage called Willie Nelson  was arrested Friday at a border stop in southwest Texas.

From the Associated Press:

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas.
Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the 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.

Here's a take from Reason, which compares the Border Patrol's operations to that of the TSA:

Uh, sheriff — no it is not surprising. It is Willie Nelson. Perhaps one of the best known pot smokers on the planet. And why oh why is the Border Patrol making 70 to 100 “drug-related arrests” a week at a single US interstate barricade? That is not its job.

Nelson is 77 years old.

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