'The Social Network''s Armie Hammer Spends Day in Texas Jail After Pot Arrest
Residents of Sierra Blanca, Texas don't need to take a Hollywood vacation to catch sight of a celebrity. The town, located near the Mexican border, has been the site of several celebrity marijuana busts.
Armie Hammer, who appeared in The Social Network, spent about a day in the local jail last November, after authorities say they caught him in possession of brownies and cookies laced with marijuana, the AP reported. He was traveling to his wife's bakery in San Antonio.
Hammer is not the only celebrity to have had run in with area law enforcement. Earlier this month, rapper Snoop Dogg was cited for allegedly possessing several joints on his tour bus. He will pay a fine for the misdeed. In 2010, the county's lead prosecutor suggested Willie Nelson perform "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" for the court in lieu of a fine for being caught with marijuana.
Nelson chose to pay the fine, though the prosecutor did take the opportunity to perform a song for Nelson.
Reps for Nelson and Snoop Dogg did not comment for the AP story, but Hammer's lawyer said the case against the J. Edgar star was a "total non-issue." No charges have been filed and no citation has been issued, though county authorities may decide to move forward with the case.
Sierra Blanca has a population of about 1,000 people. Area law enforcement agents conduct about 17,000 vehicle stops per day along the Mexican border.