If you haven’t heard this yet, or even care, Willie Nelson has once again been busted for possession of marijuana. I don’t smoke the stuff but I know enough to say that anyone who does is the absolute least threat to anyone or anything. To arrest a 70-something country icon for this, again, just seems ridiculous to me.
I’m not here to defend him, I’m just pointing out what a busload of dumb-asses they were. You see, they were busted at a border patrol checkpoint outside of El Paso, Texas.
I grew up in south Texas (Corpus Christi). My Dad’s family comes from even farther south. They grew up right on the Mexican border in a part of the state known as the Rio Grande Valley. I spent half of my childhood down there and part of the experience was going through those checkpoints on the way out. Back then the Border Patrol was just making sure you weren’t smuggling a Mexican citizen into the US. These days it is much, much more serious. I don’t think I need to explain why.
I drive down there for work occasionally. The only difference with the checkpoints now is that when you stop, your vehicle is surrounded by no less than 3 or 4 drug sniffing dogs and their handlers. They are quite thorough too. It seems impossible to me that someone could sneak even a single pot seed through there.
What I read is that at the Sierra Blanca, Texas checkpoint, just outside of El Paso, an officer opened up a door of the bus and smelled marijuana.
Nelson and his crew are the biggest bunch of dumb-asses ever. Think about it. You’re Willie Nelson in your Willie Nelson tour bus heading toward a border checkpoint. Did it not occur to you that the Willie Nelson tour bus just might be scrutinized a wee bit more than all the other vehicles? There is a huge bag of weed on the bus and someone just couldn’t wait the twenty minutes to get past the checkpoint before lighting a joint. I don’t think any of them belong in jail but I must say that they certainly asked for it.