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Fiona Apple arrested for hashish in West Texas

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple was arrested for hashish possession at a West Texas Border Patrol checkpoint after a drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in her tour bus.

Hudspeth County sheriff's office spokesman Rusty Fleming told the Associated Press on Thursday that Apple spent Wednesday night in the county jail in Sierra Blanca. Apple was released Thursday after posting bail.

Country singer Willie Nelson, rapper Snoop Dogg and actor Armand Hammer also have been arrested in Sierra Blanca on marijuana charges.

Fleming said that after the dog alerted the Border Patrol agent, the artist's bus was searched. Police found the drugs in a backpack — about four grams of marijuana and a plastic bag with about four grams of a clay-like substance that tested positive for hashish were stored in a glass container, the sheriff's office said in a press release.

Apple admitted the drugs were hers, the release said.

The Sierra Blanca checkpoint inspects thousands of vehicles daily and sends the county thousands of drug cases yearly.

Apple "had a little tiny amount of pot and hash," Fleming said. While marijuana possession in small amounts is a misdemeanor, the Texas Controlled Substance Act says possession of hashish in any quantity is a felony.

Hashish is a drug prepared with the resin of the marijuana plant. It contains the same active ingredients as marijuana, but in much higher concentrations.

Apple's publicist, Ambrosia Healy, didn't immediately respond to an email request for comment.

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Sep 21, 2012 9:27AM
Ridiculous that in this day and age we are still arresting people for very small amounts of personal drugs. Our puritanical roots keep this country from progressing in many areas. We fill our (private) prisons with hundreds of thousands of small time offenders. I'm sure she was going to distribute her 4 grams of hash all over Texas. She is a danger to all of us.
Sep 21, 2012 6:28AM
No one's typed it yet?  Okay.  Stating the obvious in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . 

She's been a bad, bad girl.  What she needs is a good defense 'cause she's feeling like a criminal.

Shame Officer Barbrady wasn't the arresting officer.  Would've let her off with an autograph, most likely.

You're welcome, five people who actually remember Fiona Apple.
Sep 20, 2012 3:21PM
She should have toured with Lady Gaga to Amsterdam. She would not have been arrested and would have scored better hashish.
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