Country music star Willie Nelson cited for marijuana and mushroom possession in Louisiana


Monday, September 18th 2006, 2:01 pm
By: News On 6


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ Willie Nelson and four others were issued misdemeanor citations for possession of narcotic mushrooms and marijuana after a traffic stop Monday morning on a Louisiana highway, state police said.

The citations were issued after a commercial vehicle inspection of the country music star's tour bus, state police said in a news release.

``When the door was opened and the trooper began to speak to the driver, he smelled the strong odor of marijuana,'' the news release said. A search of the bus produced 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana and 0.2 pounds of narcotic mushrooms, according to state police.

A call to Nelson's publicist wasn't immediately returned.

Also cited were Tony Sizemore, 59, of St. Cloud, Fla.; Bobbie Nelson, 75, of Briarcliff, Texas; Gates Moore, 54, of Austin, Texas; and David Anderson, 50, of Dallas.

Each was released after being issued a citation.

Nelson, 73, has recorded songs including ``On the Road Again'' and ``City of New Orleans.''