Remember last week when Willie Nelson was arrested for having six ounces of marijuana on his tour bus. If you don’t, you may need to lay down the pipe for a day, just kidding. Mr. Nelson was traveling from California to Texas, not to Mexico. It was reported that he was caring six ounces of smelly marijuana, that has been changed to four ounces. Luckily for him 4 ounces is not a felony unlike six ounces are. Instead of facing 2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine, he is now in for a one year jail at minimum and only a $4,000 fine. Don’t worry it has already been determined that he will not be jailed for this petty crime.
Although, this trial may not be over after Dick DeGuerin, a Texas defense lawyer, wonders why they were searched a 100 miles from the border. He makes a great point stated below.
“It’s supposed to be a checkpoint only for aliens, and [agents] overstep their authority all the time, I’ve had several cases from that checkpoint and they just use the opportunity to check out anybody they want to. If you have long hair, if you’re driving a van or it looks like you’re from California or you look like a hippie, they do profiling.”
Whatever happens to Wille Nelson in this minor set back for the 77 year old musician, it seems he will be just fine. I’m sure he was not to worried about getting a marijuana charge and a small fine in his eyes. Mickey Raphael, Nelson’s harmonica player, in an interview with Rolling Stone said, “he was in high spirits since he’s been searched.” Sounds like a true, laid-back stoner.