Willie Nelson, the Border Patrol and the Teapot Party

Border Patrol agents stopped a tour bus carrying Willie Nelson and band members at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, 100 miles from the Mexico border, smelled weed, called the K-9s and found six ounces of wackybaccy on the bus. Nelson posted a $2,500 bond and was released four hours later.

The singer now faces 180 days in jail and $10,00 fine. Local county sheriff says he’d like to have Nelson cook and clean and maybe wear one of theose stripey outfits.

Rolling Stone reports

The arrest doesn’t sit well with Texas attorney Dick DeGuerin, a criminal defense lawyer who recently represented Tom Delay and country singer Billy Joe Shaver, and was lawyer to David Koresh during the 1993 FBI siege of the Branch Davidian ranch outside Waco, Texas. DeGuerin questions the lawfulness of the search, which he says occurred 100 miles from the Mexican border. “It needs to be contested,” he says.

“It’s supposed to be a checkpoint only for aliens, and [agents] overstep their authority all the time,” he says. “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.”

Nelson said in an email to CelebStoner.com:

There’s the Tea Party. How about the Teapot Party? Our motto: We lean a little to the left. Tax it, regulate it and legalize it. And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved.

This is Nelson’s third arrest for pot. I hope he doesn’t pull a celebrity rehab redemption…Nah. Check out the stoners in this video.

86 Responses to "Willie Nelson, the Border Patrol and the Teapot Party"
Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:02 pm 1

lisa!


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:03 pm 2

Hey, Lisa.

How are ya, Suz?


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:04 pm 3

hey bct — i’m doing well — you?


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:06 pm 4

maybe if ya had gone through one of them border patrol checkpoints


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:06 pm 5

Who would ever have believed that Willie Nelson smoked pot?

“To all the weed I’ve toked before…”


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:06 pm 6
In response to Suzanne @ 3

Doing better, thanks.

Half the fans are gone now. The Service Master dood says the ceiling in the den/library has to be replaced. Mrs. Dr. BCT says, “I’ve been wanting to change the floor in there and the hallway and the bathroom anyway. This is a blessing in disguise.”

Of course, she’s in Ohio…


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:07 pm 7

Lisa!

They may have Pancho, but they’ll never get Lefty!


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:08 pm 8
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 5

You’re kidding me! Willie Nelson smokes weed?


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:09 pm 9
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 6

Funny how that works.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:11 pm 10
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 8

Who’d'a thunk it?


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:11 pm 11
In response to DrDick @ 9

Yeah, it is.

On the other hand, she’s got bedbugs on her campus. Maybe it all does even out.


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:12 pm 12
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 8

Only a little bit occasionally and just for purely medicinal purposes.


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:13 pm 13
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 11

I dunno. I think I might take the water damage over bedbugs.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:14 pm 14
In response to DrDick @ 12

Out of purely academic interest, how much cannabis needs to be eaten to get the, errrrr, psychotropic effects?


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:14 pm 15
In response to DrDick @ 12

oh yuck


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:14 pm 16
In response to DrDick @ 13

Neither one is something a rational person would choose.


SirLurksAlot | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:16 pm 17
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 14

several grams at least.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:16 pm 18
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 14

Depends. If one has a superbly made truffle, with quality ingredients all the way around, very little.

I would opine a gram of fine material would make 6 such truffles.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:17 pm 19
In response to DrDick @ 12

Only a little bit occasionally…

…like any time there’s a surplus of nacho chips.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:17 pm 20
In response to SirLurksAlot @ 17

Which would explain why smoking is the preferred mode of administration, I guess.


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:18 pm 21
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 14

Not sure as I generally avoided eating it when I was doing such things, since smoking it was a much more effective delivery system. Given the quality of today’s herb, probably a gram or two. You do develop a tolerance with heavy use, however, as with most drugs.


SirLurksAlot | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:19 pm 22

finally a topic I am knowledgable about…


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:19 pm 23
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 19

He is just doing his part to support the economy and the nacho chip makers of America.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:20 pm 24

Local county sheriff says he’d like to have Nelson cook and clean and maybe wear one of theose stripey outfits.

Who does this asswipe think he is, Joe Arpaio?


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:21 pm 25
In response to DrDick @ 21

I’ve never used the stuff. I had asthma as a kid, and I still remember the last attack I had at 9 years. I’ve never had any desire to smoke anything.


SirLurksAlot | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:21 pm 26
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 20

right on – although smoking is tough on the celia. ingestion is inefficient but has a much longer lasting high, more like a mild trip.


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:21 pm 27
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 24

Strictly a wannabe, but there are lots of them in Texas (and Oklahoma).


Margaret | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:23 pm 28

Sierra Blanca is well known as a trap. If this isn’t dismissed, I’ll be very surprised.


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:23 pm 29
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 25

I stopped doing it with any regularity about 20 years ago or more and completely about ten years ago when I developed a really bad allergic reaction to it (head and lungs immediately filled with phlegm after two tokes). No msa para me.


SirLurksAlot | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:24 pm 30
In response to SirLurksAlot @ 26

but eating it won’t get rid of the mildew smell…hope that Chez BCT is getting dryer by the hour…


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:25 pm 31
In response to Margaret @ 28

Sounds like Nelson’s lawyer is thinking along the same lines you are.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:25 pm 32

Once I get brave enough, I’ll have to make the video about how to make the cannabis butter to then use in recipes.

I’m turning into a non-smoker anymore these days.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:25 pm 33
In response to Margaret @ 28

Not just Sierra Blanca. Any of the ICE checkpoints, really.


Margaret | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:27 pm 34
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 31

Like I said, it’s common knowledge for people who often travel I-10 West of Ozona and East of El Paso. It’s been that way for at least 32 years, when I made my first trip and was warned about it in Ft. Stockton by a guy who pumped my gas.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:28 pm 35
In response to SirLurksAlot @ 30

The Service Master guys have been by twice now. Everything is drying nicely except the ceiling in the den (beneath the break). He told me tonight that he would be telling the adjuster that the ceiling has to be replaced.

That’s one repair I can’t and won’t do myself.


Margaret | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:28 pm 36
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 33

Sierra Blanca predates ICE. By a lot.


AitchD | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:28 pm 37

Willie loves to play golf also. Many entertainers love golf and pot. Bloggers, not both so much.


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:30 pm 38
In response to Margaret @ 36

Smooch! Ain’t that the truth. That’s where my buddy Max and I got pulled over 25 years ago.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:31 pm 39
In response to Margaret @ 36

True dat. So do Deming, Alamogordo and Radium Springs. But they all belong to ICE now. The worst one hereabouts (other than Sierra Blanca) is on the old road north. They assume that if you aren’t on the interstate it’s because you’re hiding something.

I was headed up to Albuquerque to do a concert and decided to drive the old road (it’s a much more interesting drive than 25). I got stopped and searched. They thought they found something when they found the gig bag in the trunk. Yeah, guys, it’s a trombone.


Margaret | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:32 pm 40
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 38

Yep. This is just more of what’s been going on there forever.


Margaret | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:34 pm 41

Nighters all. I’m still very ill. Going to get some rest.


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:35 pm 42
In response to Margaret @ 40

Actually, that would describe about half of the small towns in Oklahoma when I was growing up. Stop sign/stop light on the highway (Route 66 was littered with them) was the major source of municipal revenue.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:36 pm 43

g’nite margaret. hope you feel better soon


SirLurksAlot | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:36 pm 44

cheers M – get better soon


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:36 pm 45
In response to Margaret @ 41

Night! Get well soon.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:37 pm 46
In response to Margaret @ 41

Good night, Margaret.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:37 pm 47
In response to Margaret @ 41

Feel better.


SirLurksAlot | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:38 pm 48

perhaps some medicinal M would cure what ails ya…./s


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:49 pm 49

Is this thing still on?


SirLurksAlot | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:51 pm 50

yar – i am not sir lurks a little


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:52 pm 51

its still on here dr dick :)


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:52 pm 52
In response to DrDick @ 49

Evidence suggests “Yes.”

What to do with this thing is still up for grabs.


DrDick | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:57 pm 53
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 52

It would seem that you are correct. I think what I shall do, however, is toddle off as I have seminar tomorrow and Arjun Appadurai always makes my head hurt. Take care all.


cbl | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:58 pm 54

hey Lisa and Firedogs -

oldnslow and I went through that very checkpoint (among others) on our move out to Texas – Moving van, trailered car, and the two of us with our teenager. We never got anything but a wave through at all the checkpoints – no doubt because we didn’t fit their profile. thank dog, or I would’ve been wearing a stripey outfit


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 08:59 pm 55

g’nite dr dick


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:01 pm 56

hey cbl — how ya doing tonight?


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:02 pm 57

Good night, folks.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:04 pm 58
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 57

g’nite bct


cbl | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:05 pm 59
In response to Suzanne @ 56

fine Ms Suz, howz ’bout you ?


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:06 pm 60

Well, since it’s a bit slow now, I hope nobody minds I go off topic:

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, as well as the 1st Day of Hanukkah.

Interestingly, to me at least, Hanukkah means “dedication.” I plan to tell a tale of a “mizvah” or a “good deed.”


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:07 pm 61
In response to cbl @ 59

i’m fair to middlin’… the wind has finally died down and it is currently not raining :)


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:08 pm 62

kelly, thanks for the reminder… you doing to do a diary?


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:08 pm 63
In response to Suzanne @ 62

Yep!


darms | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:09 pm 64
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 14

Should you wish to ingest such a substance be sure to fry or saute it beforehand as that just might be the only way to liberate any allegedly psychoactive ingredients within… The resulting butter will make excellent cookies.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:11 pm 65
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 63

woohoo!


AitchD | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:29 pm 66
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 60

It lasts eight days, the candelabra has nine candles — eight for each night plus the ninth, which is lighted first and which then lights each candle from right to left, one the first night, two the second, and so on. There are also nine (or more) English spellings for the Hebrew word, and if you turn your screen 90 degrees counterclockwise you can see what the candelabra might look like:

Chanukah
Chanukka
Channuka
Hanukka
Channukkah
Hanukkah
Hanukah
Hannuka
Hannukah


Larue | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:37 pm 67
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 32

Phool.

First ya grind it up small.

Then ya make brownies.

N ya put some into the brownie mix.

Bake it.

Eat it.

N don’t fall down.

Geez, this is simple shit . . .

*G*


patrickhenrypress | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:38 pm 68
In response to AitchD @ 66

If you rotate it 90 degrees clockwise you’d see what the icicles looked like hanging from my eaves the last time I lived in Portland in January. :-)


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:41 pm 69
In response to AitchD @ 66

I’m completely aware of that. Do you know what the candles are named?


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:42 pm 70
In response to Larue @ 67

More than one way to skin a bud. Just saying….


AitchD | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:43 pm 71
In response to patrickhenrypress @ 68

Oregon or Maine?


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:46 pm 72
In response to Larue @ 67

Hey you two!


AitchD | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:49 pm 73
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 69

No, I hadn’t known they had names.


patrickhenrypress | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:52 pm 74
In response to AitchD @ 71

Oregon. I was born up there and lived there until my parents escaped to California. My high school sweetheart and I moved there to escape California. Then, after a winter of sleet, snow, flooded heating oil tanks and joblessness we escaped back to California.

But, hey! When it comes to icicles. does it matter much?


patrickhenrypress | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:54 pm 75
In response to AitchD @ 73

Sleepy, Doc, Grumpy…


Kelly Canfield | Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:56 pm 76
In response to AitchD @ 73

One, the one which one may light the other candles is the Shamash.

The others get different blessings by the day, and are known by them.


AitchD | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:01 pm 77
In response to Kelly Canfield @ 76

I know Shamash. Also potato pancakes fried in oil.


AitchD | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:03 pm 78
In response to patrickhenrypress @ 74

I had all of that when I lived in Western Pennsylvania, but never thought of leaving and giving up the pizza.


tearloch7 | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:03 pm 79
In response to Larue @ 67

Damn that is too funny .. really have enjoyed the dialogue thus far // I think I only wet my self once, but it got close more than that .. Willie is a national treasure .. err even a North American treasure .. hell, we all love the guy .. he should get a job selling NAFTA to us all .. he could do it too .. heh


Petrocelli | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:05 pm 80

N-i-ice … a bunch of potheads talking religion … what is this World comin’ to ?!! *g*

Hiya everybody !


tearloch7 | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:07 pm 81
In response to Petrocelli @ 80

Good evening Mr. Petro .. some seem to be agnostic’s .. *wink*


mzchief | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:08 pm 82

Great post, Lisa. Thank you!

I think I know where Luck is … ;)

C&W Classic: “Luckenbach, Texas” by Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings


Petrocelli | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:08 pm 83
In response to tearloch7 @ 81

If the toke is Supreme quality, one can see the Divine … *g*


tearloch7 | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:10 pm 84
In response to Petrocelli @ 83

I live close enough to see Sarah Palin’s Alaska from my front porch .. now THAT is scary .. about now I would settle for Divine …


tearloch7 | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:12 pm 85

Be well all and sundry, and Me P .. poker tourney while John Hiatt sings about life .. sleep well .. be well ..


Petrocelli | Tuesday November 30, 2010 10:16 pm 86
In response to tearloch7 @ 85

G’nite and thanks for the chuckles.


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