Country music legend Willie Nelson was on the road again Saturday, after being busted in a Texas border town Friday on charges of possession of marijuana.
Nelson was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas, after an officer with a keen olfactory sense sniffed the evil weed on Nelsonís tour bus, the Honeysuckle Rose III during a routine checkpoint. A search of the bus turned up six ounces of cannabis and yet another arrest for the 77-year-old singer.
Nelson admitted the pot was his and was taken to the local Hudspeth County jail and held briefly Friday before posting a $2,500 bond. Following his release, Nelson pressed on to Oklahoma, and performed Saturday at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville.
The drug bust was not Nelsonís first rodeo - In 2006, Nelson and four others on his bus were issued citations at a traffic stop in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana after authorities seized nearly 1.5 pounds (24 ounces) of marijuana and 3 ounces of psychedelic mushrooms.
Nelson and tour manager David Anderson both paid a $1,024 fine and served six months of probation. "Both bus drivers were over fifty years old," Nelson said at the time. "The other guys were 60 years old. My sister is 75, Iím 73, so itís like they busted an old folksí home."
Probably goes without saying that Nelson has been an advocate for the legalization of marijuana.