Alex Massie

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

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Meanwhile, elsewhere in the country of country imagine the shame of this. "So what did you do today, honey?" "I arrested Willie Nelson". How can that* be right?

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.

Next week: the Pope will be arrested for celebrating mass. Or something.

*It's wrong to arrest anyone for possession.

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Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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