Another Celeb Busted in Sierra Blanca, Texas
Nelly is just the latest of many stars to get busted for drugs in the tiny Texas town of Sierra Blanca. What is it about this town that sits about 85 miles east of El Paso that draws so many celebrities with a propensity for drug use?
Well was it turns out, Sierra Blanca in Hudspeth County, Texas, is at the intersection of two things: Drug trafficking and celebrity traffic. Interstate 10 runs from Los Angeles all the way to Florida and many Californians forget the Texas does not recognize medical marijuana as a legitimate prescription drug.
Other notable celebrities to get busted at Sierra Blanca checkpoint: Snoop Dogg, Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson, Paul Wall and the star of the new Lone Ranger movie, Armie Hammer.
So here’s a bit of advice for our out-of-state residents traveling through the Sierra Blanca with drugs. Officers don’t care if you’re the Lone Ranger, Don’t Mess With Texas.