Fiona Apple facing up to 10 years in jail over Texas marijuana bust

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Fiona Apple facing up to 10 years in jail over Texas marijuana bust
 

 

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Singer Fiona Apple may face serious jail time in Texas thanks to a state law that classifies possession of any amount of hashish, no matter how small, as a third-degree felony.

In Texas, a third-degree felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, or no less than two, along with a fine of up to $10,000.

Apple was arrested Wednesday at a west Texas narcotics checkpoint near the Mexican border. Hudspeth County, where she was stopped, is notorious for busting celebrities on their way through Texas from California. Other high-profile busts in Hudspeth include rapper Snoop Dogg, country singer Willie Nelson and hacker George Hotz.

Police said a drug dog alerted them to Apple’s tour vehicle. Inside, they discovered a backpack that contained about four grams of marijuana and four grams of hashish. Hashish is also marijuana, but Texas differentiates between the two because hashish is more expensive and has a higher concentration of the plant’s psychoactive compounds.

The state is one of a handful that’s implemented more severe penalties for people caught with what the law calls “resinous extractives of Cannabis,” which it categorizes similarly to synthetic substances that mimic the effects of marijuana, like “Spice” and “K2.” Most states treat hashish similarly to marijuana and impose identical penalties for minor possession.

Texas, however, counts up to four grams of hashish as a third-degree felony. Go even a hair over four grams and the state jumps the offense class up to a second-degree felony, carrying a potential jail term of up to 20 years. Suspects caught with more than 400 grams fall under the law’s first-degree felony classification, which carries a potential jail term of 99 years.

Apple reportedly posted a $10,000 bail bond on Thursday and was released. Her promoter did not respond to Raw Story‘s request for comment.


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 09-21-2012, 05:19 PM         #2
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they want to lock up one of the most brilliant musicians of the past three decades????


someone dig up cochran, this can't happen. why didn't someone just take the fall for her? it had to be plenty of people on the bus...
 5 years ago '04        #3
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GTFOH with those crimes and punishments.
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GodsFavorite 101 heat pts101
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what she need is a good defense
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Singer Fiona Apple may face serious jail time in Texas thanks to a state law that classifies possession of any amount of hashish, no matter how small, as a third-degree felony.

In Texas, a third-degree felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, or no less than two, along with a fine of up to $10,000.

Apple was arrested Wednesday at a west Texas narcotics checkpoint near the Mexican border. Hudspeth County, where she was stopped, is notorious for busting celebrities on their way through Texas from California. Other high-profile busts in Hudspeth include rapper Snoop Dogg, country singer Willie Nelson and hacker George Hotz.

Police said a drug dog alerted them to Apple’s tour vehicle. Inside, they discovered a backpack that contained about four grams of marijuana and four grams of hashish. Hashish is also marijuana, but Texas differentiates between the two because hashish is more expensive and has a higher concentration of the plant’s psychoactive compounds.

The state is one of a handful that’s implemented more severe penalties for people caught with what the law calls “resinous extractives of Cannabis,” which it categorizes similarly to synthetic substances that mimic the effects of marijuana, like “Spice” and “K2.” Most states treat hashish similarly to marijuana and impose identical penalties for minor possession.

Texas, however, counts up to four grams of hashish as a third-degree felony. Go even a hair over four grams and the state jumps the offense class up to a second-degree felony, carrying a potential jail term of up to 20 years. Suspects caught with more than 400 grams fall under the law’s first-degree felony classification, which carries a potential jail term of 99 years.

Apple reportedly posted a $10,000 bail bond on Thursday and was released. Her promoter did not respond to Raw Story‘s request for comment.

smash...oh yea, that sucks ms lady, fu*k texas...smash and smash to ur avi
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forgot about this broad....but damn thats harsh as fu*k
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one of the goats

her an amy winehouse
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I don't even fu*k with weed nor wit' 2 many people who fu*k wit' it but this sh*t right here jo



Texas, however, counts up to four grams of hashish as a third-degree felony. Go even a hair over four grams and the state jumps the offense class up to a second-degree felony, carrying a potential jail term of up to 20 years. Suspects caught with more than 400 grams fall under the law’s first-degree felony classification, which carries a potential jail term of 99 years.
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what she need is a good defense

I see what you did there
 09-22-2012, 04:51 AM         #12
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Texas needs to secede from the Union
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Up to 10 years?

C'mon son...it's not even that serious...
 5 years ago '11        #14
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I guess she's a "criminal" now. But on another note that's wifey always liked her weird looking a.ss yell™
 09-22-2012, 05:37 AM         #16
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i-10 ima win if i make it back.


shes gunna be cleaning a highway near you soon
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America with all the good we have has tons of dumb sh*t like this. If She wants to get high let her. She a grown a.ss women.
Really though
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Damn, four grams ain't sh*t either....
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damn fiona


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 09-22-2012, 07:07 AM         #20
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That marijuana is all she ever knew of love.
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