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30 Jan 10 Moonshine and Pot Bad Combination For Nelson Crew

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What do you get when you combine North Carolina, moonshine, carpel tunnel syndrome, marijuana and police?  For Willie Nelson, you get a cancelled concert.

The daughter of the Texas music star posted the following message on Nelson’s website Thursday night:

We  have just cancelled tonight’s performance in Kenansville, NC.  Dad’s hand ( the one he had the carpel tunnel operation on) was in  pain, too much to play  his guitar Trigger. Doctors say to just give it a rest. He is going to try and finish the tour ( tomorrow night Rome, Georgia and then  Asheville, NC) before taking it on home to Texas for ten days. I’ll keep you informed if there are any more changes to the schedule. The show is currently  being rescheduled and we’ll let you know the new date.

About an hour before that announcement, officers smelled what they believed to be marijuana on a tour bus. They received permission to search it. That’s when they found the pot and alcohol.

Nelson’s bass player, Bee Spears, along with five others in the crew, were arrested and charged with possession of non-tax-paid alcohol. Two of the men were also charged with possession of marijuana.

Nelson was not among those arrested.

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