Willie Cited For Drug Possession

Willie Nelson was issued a misdemeanor citation September 18th for possession of marijuana and illegal mushrooms found during a commercial vehicle inspection of his tour bus, police said.

“When the door was opened and the trooper began to speak to the driver, he smelled the strong odor of marijuana,” a Louisiana police statement read. Uncovered in the search were 1.5 pounds of marijuana and just more than three ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

The arrest came a few days after Toby Keith described the insides of the Honeysuckle Rose to Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, saying it was filled with hydroponically grown weed soaked in tequila.

Also cited were Willie’s sister Bobbie Nelson, Gates Moore, Tony Sizemore and tour manager David Anderson.

All five passengers claimed possession of the drugs, which were not packaged for resale, so each was charged a misdemeanor, a police spokesman said. If one person claimed the drugs, it would have been enough to merit a felony charge. Each was released after being cited.

The 73-year-old country icon’s publicist, Elaine Shock, had no comment.