MUG SHOT: Fiona Apple Arrested On Possession Of Hashish
Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, 35, might have been feeling like a criminal when she was arrested on Wednesday at a Hudspeth County, Texas Border Patrol checkpoint for hashish possession, adding her name to a long list of stars, including Armie Hammer, Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg, who have been arrested for the same transgression at the same checkpoint.
Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office
Apple was passing through the checkpoint on Wednesday on her tour bus, which was headed to Austin for her Thursday night show, when a drug-sniffing dog boarded the bus during an inspection, reported E! Online.
"Little Miss Fiona, last night her bus rolls in here, and the [drug-sniffing] dog hits the smell of pot from outside of the bus," said Rusty Fleming, a spokesperson Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office. "We searched the bus and found it in a sealed glass container inside of a backpack way in the back of the bus. That's a pretty sensitive dog."
Apple had to indefinitely postpone her Thursday night show, having only been sprung on Thursday on a $10,000 bond. Why so much? "With Fiona, if all she'd had was the marijuana, she would have gotten a ticket and none of this would have happened. But she had hashish, and in Texas, having any amount is a felony," Fleming told E!, though he also revealed that Apple had only a small amount of either drug and that she "freely admitted that the controlled substances belonged to her."
A reminder for celebrities passing through Hudspeth County: laws on marijuana possession are state-run. "Ninety percent of the people out here will try to flash their medical marijuana cards," Fleming said. "Snoop flashed his real quick. But those don't matter to us. We're Texans. This isn't California!"
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