Celebrity Drug Arrests Draw Attention To Small Texas County

28 Jan

Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and actor Armie Hammer have been among the thousands of people busted for drug possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint outside a small West Texas town in recent years, bringing a bit of notoriety to one of Texas’ most sparsely populated counties.

The Huffington Post ran in article today that reports many celebrities have spent time in the Hudspeth County Jail…

Border Patrol agents say people busted with small amounts of weed often say they have medical marijuana licenses from California, Arizona or New Mexico – three states along I-10 that, unlike Texas, allow for medicinal pot prescriptions – and claim to believe the licenses were valid nationwide.

But they are not and once these folks leave their state’s jurisdiction, they are subject to arrest as marijuana is a controlled dangerous substance under Federal and most state laws…

The town, Sierra Blanca, has less than 1,000 residents but has thousands more passing through it daily because of the interstate highway.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/28/hudspeth-county-jail-celebrity-arrests-pot-bust_n_1239061.html

 

 

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