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    "Nelly" Busted With A Loaded .45 and 36 Bags of Heroin in Sierra Blanca Last Night

    rapper Nelly's tour bus was pulled over in the West Texas town of Sierra Blanca last night, the same checkpoint town Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg were pulled over in. Only this time, besides weed, Nelly had a loaded .45 and heroin in the mix. Drug-sniffing dogs lead police to the stash, and a member of his "entourage" was arrested. Nelly was let go.
    Note to tour managers: DON'T ROUTE YOUR ACT THROUGH SIERRA BLANCA IF THEY HAVE A LOADED GUN AND 36 BAGS HEROIN ON THEM. Or, really, at all.

    Oh, Nelly. Can't we just go back to the simpler days? Like when you played the Wildflower Festival?

    See also:
    - Fiona Apple arrested in West Texas for hash possession

    http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/..._loaded_45.php
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    why are these people stopped in the first place?
    And it just hurts in the very best way possible without a high priced dominatrix.---Ronsonic

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    It's getting hot in there. He better take off all his clothes.

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    SB has a long history of being a notorious speed trap...state troopers work the area heavily. I usually try to be 5 mph under the limit any time I'm within 50 miles of the place.

    the nearby border patrol checkpoint adds additional law enforcement scrutiny to travelers.
    eff all y'all...

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    It's a full-on border checkpoint that has been there for decades. Come to a complete stop and the man walks the dog around, chats with the driver, etc.
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    Whoaaaa Nelly!!!


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    ruh-roh.
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    He should stuck with H&B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    DON'T ROUTE YOUR ACT THROUGH SIERRA BLANCA IF THEY HAVE A LOADED GUN AND 36 BAGS HEROIN ON THEM. Or, really, at all
    You can't have a loaded gun in Texas?

    Also, I think you're glossing over the 10 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA just because of the 0.64 ounces of heroin.

    Yup, that's right. Ten pounds of pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    ruh-roh.
    here's a handy tip for noobs...don't be chatty with the agents. every time I've tried to be cordial and conversant, I seem to get a little extra attention from the dog handler.

    just say 'good morning' and let the man ask his questions.
    eff all y'all...

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    I only smell indole, skatole, and thiols frankly.

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    I don't listen to a lot of rap but I kind of like Nelly's music.

    Wondering if he was heading back to Nellyville wearing his air force ones.
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    Sarcastic/funny ppl need not apply at that checkpoint, huh?

    "Are you carrying any drugs or weapons, sir?"
    "Sigh. An easier question would be, 'What am I NOT carrying'."
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    Last edited by SystemShock; 10-12-2012 at 04:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Sarcastic/funny ppl need not apply at that checkpoint, huh?

    "Are you carrying any drugs or weapons, sir?"
    "Sigh. An easier question would be, 'What am I NOT carrying'."
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    If you want a full body cavity search than yeah, that's a good way to get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    If you want a full body cavity search than yeah, that's a good way to get started.

    NTTAWWT
    Some folks might dig that.

    Bonus points if they insist on the body-cavity research and seem 'really into it'.
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    jeebus what idiots

    at every gig there will be someone to hook you up with dope
    there is no reason to carry it unless one likes getting arrested
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

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    head North to Carlsbad @ Pecos
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

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    Were they headed into or out of Texas? My guess is in. See it is hard to reroute as HWY 10 is the only way in if you are headed to Austin or San Antonio. rerouting to Hwy 40 adds hundreds of miles. (works if you played Albequerque) If you are going to/from Phoenix/Tucson you are headed that route. You pass through Juarez so of course there are gonna be drug check points (duh). Note to folks: Again go Carlsbad/ Alamogordo but I'm sure they have checks there as well
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

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    you don't pass thru the inspection station going west on I-10.

    it's only eastbound traffic that gets the treatment.

    the logic is that illegal aliens are heading AWAY from the border and/or that you scored some good stash in El Paso or J-town.

    taking drugs to EP would be like taking coal to Newcastle...
    eff all y'all...

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    'Checkpoint to the stars' nabs celebrities with drugs | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

    "“We can seize thousands of pounds of narcotics and we don’t hear from anybody," said Rusty Fleming, the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. “But we pop one little pop star or entertainer, and I’ll get anywhere from 50 to 200 e-mails from the international media from all over the world.”"
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    the BP checkpoint on Hwy 62/180 eastbound from EP will catch traffic heading to Carlsbad.

    we used to do one-way tailwind rides on this stretch of road...we'd leave EP and have one of our GFs drive out later and pick us up...when the winds were howling, this was a total blast.

    and yes, cyclists are required to stop at the checkpoints. being gringos, we were never suspected of being illegal aliens, but an agent did ask my partner to open up his saddle bag once. altho he did it somewhat jokingly, he did thoroughly inspect the contents.

    even you could put a pretty nice sized block of hashish in a saddle bag, they're really more interested in the multi-hundred pound loads of weed, coke, etc.
    eff all y'all...

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    smh @ that 1%er.

    Should've taken a private helicopter.

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    as I suspected

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    you don't pass thru the inspection station going west on I-10.

    it's only eastbound traffic that gets the treatment.

    the logic is that illegal aliens are heading AWAY from the border and/or that you scored some good stash in El Paso or J-town.

    taking drugs to EP would be like taking coal to Newcastle...
    because that check is looking for stuff coming through @ Juarez and vicinity

    I had never experienced that as we were always west bound but it's been years since I've been on the road

    and your point carries anywhere, which is why I don't understand touring with it
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    in east county San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    the BP checkpoint on Hwy 62/180 eastbound from EP will catch traffic heading to Carlsbad.

    we used to do one-way tailwind rides on this stretch of road...we'd leave EP and have one of our GFs drive out later and pick us up...when the winds were howling, this was a total blast.

    and yes, cyclists are required to stop at the checkpoints. being gringos, we were never suspected of being illegal aliens, but an agent did ask my partner to open up his saddle bag once. altho he did it somewhat jokingly, he did thoroughly inspect the contents.

    even you could put a pretty nice sized block of hashish in a saddle bag, they're really more interested in the multi-hundred pound loads of weed, coke, etc.
    we have the same sort of check points and yes we stop on our bikes as well. Near the town of Boulevard it is just a short walk to Mexico
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

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    Texas is behind the times. Texas is stupid.

    They need to be smart like Tennessee and have the checkpoint on the westbound side. That way they can let the drugs through and then use that as an excuse to steal any and all money they find on drivers heading west. Drug money, and all that, you know.
    Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence - John Locke

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