Willie Nelson Busted
Source Leigh Meyers
Date 06/09/20/08:18

Freedom of religion, now:

Willie Nelson cited for pot, mushrooms

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) -- Willie Nelson and four others were issued
misdemeanor citations for possession of narcotic mushrooms and marijuana
after a traffic stop Monday morning on a Louisiana highway, state police

The citations were issued after a commercial vehicle inspection of the
country music star's tour bus, state police said in a news release.

"When the door was opened and the trooper began to speak to the driver,
he smelled the strong odor of marijuana," the news release said.

A search of the bus produced 11/2 pounds of marijuana and 0.2 pounds of
narcotic mushrooms, according to state police.

A call to Nelson's publicist wasn't immediately returned.

Also cited were Tony Sizemore, 59, of St. Cloud, Florida; Bobbie Nelson,
75, of Briarcliff, Texas; Gates Moore, 54, of Austin, Texas; and David
Anderson, 50, of Dallas, Texas.

Each was released after being issued a citation.

Nelson, 73, has recorded songs including "On the Road Again" and "City
of New Orleans."

UPI adds:
> If any one person had claimed ownership of the large quantity of
> drugs, he would have faced felony possession with the intent to
> distribute.

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