Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and More: Five Most Famous Pot Arrests in Texas

Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and More: Five Most Famous Pot Arrests in Texas

Oh Texas, you're a real buzzkill. We just heard Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas on Saturday for a misdemeanor drug charge, after a real snoop dog (oh, the irony) sniffed out the marijuana on his tour bus.

According to TMZ, agents claimed they found a red prescription bottle with several joints inside the bus. Snoop was issued a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and released.

Obviously, there's Texas and Weed aren't friends--here's are four other celebrities who've been arrested for pot in the Lone Star State.

4. Ray Price

In 1999, the then-73-year-old country music singer was arrested in his Texas home for possession of marijuana. The "Crazy Arms" singer posted a bond of $500 for the marijuana-possession charge.

Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and More: Five Most Famous Pot Arrests in Texas
3. Matthew McConaughey,

star of too many rom-coms to count, was also arrested in his Texas home in 1999 after numerous noise complaints from neighbors.  Reports by the

2. Vernon Maxwell Former basketball star Maxwell, of the Houston Rockets, ran a red light in 1995 and was caught with a gram of pot in a baggie on the floor of his car. Oops.

1. Willie Nelson

In 1995, Nelson was first busted in Texas with pot in his car. The charges were later dropped when the search was found illegal, but in 2010, Nelson was again busted in Sierra Blanca--the same small town in West Texas where Snoop was recently arrested.  A search of his bus turned up about six ounces of marijuana.

According to the

New York Times


Kit Bramblett, a local prosecutor, said initially that Mr. Nelson could pay his debt to society with a small fine and by appearing in court to sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain." But Judge Becky Dean-Walker quickly shot down the proposed plea deal, calling it a joke that "got out of hand." As recently as last July Mr. Bramblett and Judge Dean-Walker were still at odds about an appropriate penalty for Mr. Nelson; the final disposition of the case was not immediately clear.

Back then, too, Snoop Dogg rallied against Nelson's arrest, posting videos online saying, "They better leave Willie the fuck alone."


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