Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Willie Nelson busted on his bus

Well this is all over the news but thanks to Bostick and Lisa for being the first to bring this to my attention. This account has some video but the most details are from a local Louisiana paper The Daily Advertiser. I can't get a good link to the article I'm quoting at the moment, but here's the money grafs.
Williams said officers found 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana and two-tenths of a pound of hallucinogenic mushrooms on the tour bus during a traffic stop for a commercial vehicle inspection on Interstate 10 westbound near Breaux Bridge.

"When the door was opened and the trooper began to speak to the driver, he smelled the strong odor of marijuana in the bus," State Police said in a news release.

The amount of drugs allegedly found could have resulted in felony drug counts, but Williams said the marijuana was considered for personal use "because all of the people on the bus claimed possession of it."
I love that last part. It was probably true but it was a good strategy although I suspect the cops believed them because --well-- this is Willie Nelson we're talking about. And thanks to Media Awareness Project here's a photo of the haul. I think it would have been fun to be on that ride.


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