Paula Nelson (Daughter Of Willie) Arrested For Marijuana In Texas

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Posted April 21, 2014 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
PAULA NELSON PUT ON A BRAVE FACE DURING HER ARREST BASED ON THIS PHOTO POSTED ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE. (Photo by Kevin Lance)PAULA NELSON PUT ON A BRAVE FACE DURING HER ARREST BASED ON THIS PHOTO POSTED ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE. (Photo by Kevin Lance)

Yesterday was April 20, a special date for pot enthusiasts (a common code among marijuana users is “420″).

Menard County deputies weren’t feeling festive.

They arrested Paula Nelson, daughter of Texas Music icon and former Fort Worth resident Willie Nelson.

Paula, a professional singer (Paula Nelson Band), posted the above photo on her Facebook page, along with this note: “Let’s just say I’m writing a new song called ‘Spread ‘em, squat and cough.’ “

HOURS LATER, PAULA APPEARED MORE STOIC AND TIRED IN HER MUG SHOT AT THE MENARD COUNTY JAIL.

Menard is a small town in Central Texas and serves as the county seat of Menard County.

Menard County Sheriff Buck Miller didn’t have much to say today.

“A traffic stop was executed and drugs were found,” he said.

Paula was charged with possession of marijuana under two ounces, and is currently out on bond, the sheriff said.

Possession of less than two ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Paula, 44, has been fronting her own band and touring regularly for years. She delivers her songs in a bluesy, torchy style that includes a bit of the whine reminiscent of her father’s voice.

Willie Nelson has had his own share of marijuana arrests over the years, including one in Waco in 1994, another in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana in 2006, and in Sierra Blanca, Texas in 2010 (resulting in this Fort Worth Weekly cover story).

 

 

 

 


18 Comments


  1.  
    Chillie

    The fact that a good, hardworking woman like Paula can get arrested and taken to jail for 10 hours for a personal stash of weed is bullshit.




  2.  
    Peter Tosh

    Legalize it

    Singers smoke it
    And players of instrument too
    Legalize it
    That’s the best thing you can do




  3.  
    Scheisse Schinken

    pigs is pigs.




  4.  
    Tricia o

    Isn’t there real crimes/criminals to be caught?




  5.  
    Tricia oneill

    Aren’t there real crimes/criminals to be caught?




  6.  
    Joe Swatzell

    Maybe it is stupid. Maybe it isn’t…but it IS the current law. Until it is changed, carrying ANY marijuana on April 20th OF ALL DAYS is just ASKING to get arrested. hard to have any sympathy.
    When you poke a bees nest, you might get stung…even by stupid bees.




  7.  
    BossIlluminati

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…Texas will be last, lol…free? try nazi

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33




  8.  
    Pam

    I am from Menard, Texas and I am proud of our sheriffs department for doing their job.Marijuana is illegal. And I will continue supporting to keep it that way.




    •  
      Steve Chappell

      Pamela, you go right ahead and support anything you want.
      I’ll tell you one thing though, there are a boat-load of people that won’t be supporting Menard County when they drive through. No gas, no eats, no coffee breaks,
      Menard County just ceased to exist!
      Gotcher “Proud” rite cheer.




  9.  
    Johnny Roberts

    Sorry Bossiwhatever ” most of the law in the south are Democrates fool “




  10.  
    Mike Parent

    I am sure it was out in plain sight for the officer to see.
    We’d all be better off if the police focused on crimes that have actual victims.

    Does anyone honestly believe that wasting $20 Billion and arresting 3/4 Million Americans annually for choosing a substance Scientifically proven to be safer than what the govt allows, is a sound policy?




    •  
      Amanda Jane

      I couldn’t agree more and I don’t even smoke! People cry about taxes and over populated jails but then cry about making a natural substance legal. Ridiculous!




  11.  
    Sarah Renae long

    Really go get the real drugs that kill ppl SMFH I hate that they can even arrest people for such petty bs wait to hobamacare fines come out give those ho’s something else to focus the bs on sheesh’




  12.  
    Sarah Renae long

    Really go get the real drugs that kill ppl SMFH I hate that they can even arrest people for such petty bs wait to hobamacare fines come out give those ho’s something else to focus the bs on sheesh wow just wow




  13.  
    Maya Michel

    I think I won’t be supporting Menard County when I go to Texas ~ I’ll drive around it rather than buy gas or groceries or stop for a cup of coffee. Gotta hit em where it hurts!




  14.  
    BJ Sterling

    The cop was probably the same guy she kicked in the chest a couple of months ago for coming on the stage at the Saxon and requesting a song~Karma~





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