Fiona Apple Facing Up to 10 Years in Jail Over Texas Marijuana Bust

Singer Fiona Apple may face serious jail time in Texas thanks to a state law that classifies possession of any amount of hashish, no matter how small, as a third-degree felony.

In Texas, a third-degree felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, or no less than two, along with a fine of up to $10,000.

Apple was arrested Wednesday at a west Texas narcotics checkpoint near the Mexican border. Hudspeth County, where she was stopped, is notorious for busting celebrities on their way through Texas from California. Other high-profile busts in Hudspeth include rapper Snoop Dogg, country singer Willie Nelson and hacker George Hotz.

Police said a drug dog alerted them to Apple’s tour vehicle. Inside, they discovered a backpack that contained about four grams of marijuana and four grams of hashish. Hashish is also marijuana, but Texas differentiates between the two because hashish is more expensive and has a higher concentration of the plant’s psychoactive compounds.

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    Dude, you just proved his point…

  2. Anonymous on

    You know what dude, idc what state you live in, Texas could swallow it whole, and on a further note,
    If you live in America, you shouldnt fucking be an ignorant fuck about another state in your country, because your just adding to the thousands of others, who are think their shit doesn’t stink and everybody else’s does. You fucking sicken me by the way you are so fucking judgemental to your own brothers. You, are whats wrong with America. Bitch.

  3. Anonymous on

    fuck texas and the dea

  4. Anonymous on

    fuck texas and the dea

  5. DCR818 on

    omg your fuckin dumb, i live in texas and your decription of texas fuckin sounds like 1960’s western movie get your fuckin head straight you racist bastard. there happens to be a bunch of other races just as there is white.

  6. DCR818 on

    wow your a complete idiot. there happens to be as many mexicans,blacks,chinese,arab, etc as white “rednecks” get your fuckin facts straight

  7. DCR818 on

    i cant believe how many fuckin ignorant people are on here, i happen to live in Texas and Texas is nothing as described Redneck state, wow are your heads that fucked from sterotypical media that you all think that way, its the governments fault not the people. you all should really think about the bullshit that comes out of your head. hahaha redneck state….. the world really need to be destroyed because there is just to many idiots living now

  8. Anonymous on

    bull shit texas is a fucking Conservative redneck state that deserves to be nuked so we don’t have to see your disgusting ass fucking state anymore

  9. Anonymous on

    bull shit texas is a fucking Conservative redneck state that deserves to be nuked so we don’t have to see your disgusting ass fucking state anymore

  10. TexasPotheads on

    Texas is not a another Nazi Germany or what ever the #uck your trying to say in the last 14 years I been smoking erb here the popularity it got and how we got more people in movement now in days there ain’t no red neck or non of that we have an amazing bond with everyone in the community everyone is friendly and if you don’t believe me come here to Sana Antonio Tx and enjoy down town breeze while your puffin on your trees.

  11. cliff on

    Texas is just another Nazi Germany. Just a bunch of goobers and rednecks live there. Look at that dumb ass gov. they paraded around running for president.
    After November when legalization takes place we need to border off the police states like Texas.

  12. Beatnuck on

    Why would any modern entertainer or musician want to go to Texas? It ain’t worth it. If Texans want to attent concerts, they should be forced to travel to another state. I hope the entertainment industry will stand behind Fiona and totally boycott Texas.

  13. Lamar Smith on

    I came to Texas on vacation and left on probation.