Fiona Apple Out On Bail After Texas Drug Bust
Fiona Apple has been released from a Texas jail after posting a $10,000 bond following her arrest Wednesday on charges of drug possession. The singer's tour bus was stopped in Sierra Blanca, Texas, and Apple was taken into custody after authorities found small amounts of marijuana and hash, which she freely admitted were hers. She spent the night in Hudspeth County Jail before being released Thursday.
A statement from the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office said "during routine check of U.S. citizenship" a drug-sniffing dog detected the presence of controlled substances aboard the bus. When authorities searched the bus, the dog was able to locate a glass container holding .01 pounds of marijuana and small plastic container with .01 pounds of hashish.
Apple "had a little tiny amount of pot and hash," Hudspeth County sheriff's office spokesman Rusty Fleming told the AP. Marijuana possession in small amounts is a misdemeanor in Texas, but the Texas Controlled Substance Act says possession of any quantities of hashish is a felony. Hash is a very purified from of marijuana.
The singer's concert scheduled for Thursday night in Austin, Texas, as part of Austin City Limits Live was postponed due to the bust. The gig is expected to be rescheduled at a later date. Meanwhile, it is not known when Apple will resume her current fall U.S. tour, which was expected to touch down tonight in Houston.