Country musician Willie Nelson arrested for pot at checkpoint

The Associated Press

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found on his tour bus. Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca checkpoint Friday. An officer smelled pot when a door was opened and a search turned up marijuana. Nelson was among three arrested. Sheriff Arvin West he told the El Paso Times that Nelson claimed the marijuana was his. The singer was held briefly a $2,500 bond before being released.