Willie Nelson’s Crew cited for marijuana and moonshine possession tonight; show cancelled

There are some disappointed fans in Kenansville, North Carolina tonight.  Willie Nelson and Family were not able to perform, owing to the fact that the North Carolina Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement stormed the the bus of Willie Nelson’s crew before the show tonight, and cited everyone present  for possession of moonshine or a misdemeanor amount of marijuana.   (Oh, but what would Poodie think about his moonshine being confiscated?)

I talked to a fan who was  in the audience, who said they started to wonder what was going on when someone started taking Lukas’ Nelson’s drum set apart, and then Billy English’s chime and other percussion instruments were removed from the stage.  Then, someone from the venue came and announced that the show was being cancelled, because Willie Nelson was ill or suffering from carpal tunnel sydrome, and told people how to ask for refunds. 

Willie and his bus were not at the venue yet and he was not ticketed.  The band is scheduled to perform in Rome, Georgia tomorrow night as scheduled, according to Willie’s website, www.WillieNelson.com.   The band is scheduled for another North Carolina show on Saturday, but I don’t think North Carolina deserves another visit.  But I guess it would be the fans who suffer if he doesn’t go.

How to File a Complaint or Commendation with ALE:

If you feel you have been treated improperly by an ALE employee, or if you have a significant concern regarding the actions of an ALE employee, please call, write or visit:

Alcohol Law Enforcement Division
Attn: Professional Standards
4704 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4701
(919) 733-4060


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