LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) – Country music star Willie Nelson and four others were issued misdemeanor citations for possession of narcotic mushrooms and marijuana after their tour bus was stopped Monday morning on a Louisiana highway, state police said.

In a news release, state police said the citations were issued after an early-morning commercial vehicle inspection of the tour bus.

“When the door was opened and the trooper began to speak to the driver, he smelled the strong odor of marijuana,” the news release said. A search of the bus produced 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 10 grams of psychedelic mushrooms.

Cited along with the singer were Tony Sizemore, 59, of St. Cloud, Florida; Bobbie Nelson, 75, of Briarcliff, Texas; Gates Moore, 54, of Austin, Texas; and David Anderson, 50, of Dallas.

Each was released after being issued a citation.

Nelson’s publicist, Elaine Shock, declined immediate comment.

Nelson, 73, recorded the songs “Crazy, “Whiskey River,” “On the Road Again” and “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”


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