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TMZ reports that the 35 year old star (who shares a birthday with yours truly) was arrested Wednesday in Sierra Blanca, Texas after police found hasheesh. The singer was en route to play at the Moody Theater for Austin City Limits Live (now postponed) when she took a mandatory detour to the Hudspeth County jail. Ambrosia Healy, a publicist representing Ms. Apple, declined to comment to SPIN and indicated that no statement would be forthcoming. Aside from the postponement of tonight’s show in Austin, it is unclear if the remainder of her tour will be affected.
Ms. Apple’s arrest has put her in good company. Police in Sierra Blanca (German for “a dolphin’s anus,” just ask Ron Burgundy) have a rather intolerant history with THC-loving musicians, arresting both Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg on similar charges.
UPDATE: According to the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office, a drug sniffing dog smelled something suspicious on Ms. Apple’s tour bus during a routine check of U.S. citizenship. Upon inspection of the vehicle, police found small amounts of marijuana and hasheesh, which Ms. Apple admitted were hers. The officers took Ms. Apple immediately into custody, and the bus’s remaining seven passengers were allowed to continue on. Ms. Apple was released on Thursday on $10,000 bond.