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Aged hippie in drugs shocker

Oh dear. You can be a genuine legend of country & western music, but that doesn't win you any slack from the fearsome police of Texas. Especially if you're an arch-Democrat and you've got a reputation for being a proper, unreconstructed hippy.

So when Willie Nelson's tour bus re-entered the US from Mexico this week smelling a little of marijuana, the US border patrol didn't hesitate to inspect. And what did they find? Six ounces of Acapulco Gold. And it was off to the slammer for the beloved 77-year-old.

Now, this isn't Nelson's first drug arrest. But nevertheless, the singer was promptly bailed, having paid $2500 bail. We'd have thought given his age and fame, the chances of jail are almost as slim as the diminutive singer himself.

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