Fiona Apple faces hashish charge in Texas

Singer Fiona Apple was arrested on a charge Singer Fiona Apple was arrested on a charge of possession of hashish after her tour bus was searched at a border crossing in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Here she is seen at the premiere of HBO's "Bored to Death" in Manhattan. (Sept. 10, 2009) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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EL PASO, Texas - Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple has been arrested on a charge of hashish possession in the West Texas town of Sierra Blanca after a Border Patrol drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in her tour bus.

Hudspeth County sheriff's office spokesman Rusty Fleming says Apple spent Wednesday night in the county jail and was released Thursday on a $10,000 bond.

Fleming says Apple "had a little tiny amount of pot and hash." Fleming says marijuana possession in small amounts is a misdemeanor, but hashish in any quantity is a felony in Texas.

Apple's publicist, Ambrosia Healy, didn't immediately respond to an email request for comment.

The Sierra Blanca checkpoint inspects thousands of vehicles daily and sends the town thousands of drug cases yearly. Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and actor Armand Hammer have been arrested in Sierra Blanca on marijuana charges. 

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