Marijuana and Cannabis News
By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in News
Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm
|Apple kept her eyes closed and a serious expression on her face for her mug shot|
Apple, a marijuana advocate, was aboard her tour bus when the Border Patrol inspected the vehicle with a drug-sniffing dog, reports TMZ. The mutt found the hash and pot, and Apple was thrown in Hudspeth County Jail, report Rebecca Macatee and Sharareh Drury at E Online.
The 35-year-old pop star kept her eyes closed and a serious expression on her face for her mug shot. She is seen wearing a black-and-white jail jumpsuit, according to Rusy Fleming, a spokesman for the Hudspeth County Sheriff's office.
"Fiona Apple Maggart freely admitted that the controlled substances belonged to her," Fleming claimed.
After spending a night behind bars, Apple was released early Thursday on a $10,000 bond, Fleming said. The marijuana possession charge will likely be a misdemeanor, according to Fleming, but the hashish possession is a more serious felony in Texas.
Apple's publicist had no immediate comment, but her scheduled Thursday night concert in Austin was indefinitely postponed due to her arrest.
The singer-songwriter, who has received critical accolades, is currently on the road touring behind her new album, The Idler Wheel..., her first release since 2005's Extraordinary Machine.
In a lengthy interview with The New Yorker earlier this summer, Apple spoke of drinking "marijuana-laced lemonade" and smoking pot with writer Dan Lee, reports Radar Online.
The Sierra Blanca border stop seems to be a hotspot for celebrity marijuana arrests. Both Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg have previously been busted at the same checkpoint. Ironically, Hudspeth County Prosecutor C.R. "Kit" Bramblett told Raw Story last March, after Nelson's bust, that he thinks marijuana should be decriminalized.
But Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West has warned residents to "arm yourselves" and prepare for the worst if Mexican Drug War violence flares up on the U.S. side of the border.
It's hard for pop stars and other tokin' travelers to avoid Hudspeth County and the infamous Sierra Blanca checkpoint, reports MSN, because it sits on Interstate 10, which is "pretty much the only way to get across the vast openness of western Texas."