Willie Nelson Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Willie Nelson Arrested for Marijuana Possession
Willie Nelson
REX C. Curry/AP

11/29/2010 AT 07:45 AM EST

Country-music legend Willie Nelson was arrested Friday in Texas and charged with marijuana possession after police allegedly found six ounces of marijuana on his tour bus.

The bus was stopped at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, east of El Paso, reports the El Paso Times. He posted bond and was released.

Nelson, 77, was headed from California to Austin, where he owns a ranch.

Nelson could face a minimum of six months in prison if convicted. Hudspeth County sheriff Arvin West told the El Paso Times that Nelson would be treated like any inmate if incarcerated in his jail.



"He could get 180 days in county jail, which if he does, I'm going to make him cook and clean," West said. "He can wear the stripy uniforms just like the other ones do."

TMZ.com reported that Nelson could argue that he forgot the marijuana was on the bus when he left California, where medical marijuana is legal.

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