From Texas Standard:
It's been called the checkpoint of the stars: Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Fiona Apple have all been snagged at the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol checkpoint.
Musicians and other celebrities have been booked and charged for marijuana possession by Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West. But West now seems to be saying his days of cracking down on every joint and baggie may be over.
NPR Southwest Correspondent John Burnett just returned to Austin from West Texas, where he checked out that checkpoint.
"I wasn't holding. They passed me right through," Burnett says, for the record.
But what if Burnett had been carrying a personal amount of marijuana?