Fiona Apple arrested in Texas

Fiona Apple has been arrested for possession of hash in Sierra Blanca, Texas by the same authorities who recently nabbed singer Willie Nelson, rapper Snoop Dogg and The Social Network actor Armie Hammer on drug charges. Apple is currently being held in a Hudspeth County jail where the local judge has set the singer’s bond at $11,000.

Following several delays Apple recently returned with a new album The Idler Wheel, the long awaited follow up to 2005’s Extraordinary Machine. Currently on tour to promote the album, Apple was scheduled to play Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on Thursday night (Austin time) but the show has been cancelled.

Asked by Reuters why so many celebrities have been arrested in the remote West Texas county, Judge Becky Dean-Walker, quipped that they are nabbed “because they come through here with stuff they shouldn’t have.” According to the Huffington Post, “drug-sniffing dogs inspect more than 17,000 trucks, travelers and tour buses daily” at the checkpoint.