When it comes to drugs, the Lone Star State ain't messin' around. It seems no one knows this better than the country outlaws, friendly folkies, and rabble-rousing rappers who get caught coming through with their respective stashes.

1. Fiona Apple (September 19, 2012)

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When Texas government adopted the phrase "Don't Mess with Texas" as part of their anti-litter campaign back in 1986, the slogan seemed kinda light-hearted, cheeky even. But when it comes to drugs, the Lone Star State ain't messin' around. It seems no one knows this better than the country outlaws, friendly folkies, and rabble-rousing rappers who get caught coming through with their respective stash du jour. Fiona Apple is the most recent musician to feel the long arm of the law in that part of the country, but she's hardly alone. Here are 15 otherwise merry music-makers who've been arrested in Texas in recent times. CHRIS MARTINS

Incident: The singer-songwriter was busted by border cops in the notorious drug trap of Sierra Blanca (see entries on Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg) for possession of "a little tiny amount of pot and hash," according to Hudspeth County sheriff's office spokesman Rusty Flemming. Nevertheless, she spent the night in jail and was released on a $10,000 bond.

Outcome: Pending. Small amounts of weed will only cost you a misdemeanor, but holding any amount of hashish is enough to enter felony territory. Her Austin tour stop was cancelled, and a court date will almost certainly be scheduled.

2. Fiona Apple (September 19, 2012)

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When Texas government adopted the phrase "Don't Mess with Texas" as part of their anti-litter campaign back in 1986, the slogan seemed kinda light-hearted, cheeky even. But when it comes to drugs, the Lone Star State ain't messin' around. It seems no one knows this better than the country outlaws, friendly folkies, and rabble-rousing rappers who get caught coming through with their respective stash du jour. Fiona Apple is the most recent musician to feel the long arm of the law in that part of the country, but she's hardly alone. Here are 15 otherwise merry music-makers who've been arrested in Texas in recent times. CHRIS MARTINS

Incident: The singer-songwriter was busted by border cops in the notorious drug trap of Sierra Blanca (see entries on Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg) for possession of "a little tiny amount of pot and hash," according to Hudspeth County sheriff's office spokesman Rusty Flemming. Nevertheless, she spent the night in jail and was released on a $10,000 bond.

Outcome: Pending. Small amounts of weed will only cost you a misdemeanor, but holding any amount of hashish is enough to enter felony territory. Her Austin tour stop was cancelled, and a court date will almost certainly be scheduled.

3. Wes Scantlin, Puddle of Mudd (September 9, 2012)

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Incident: The gruff-growlin' longhair was on a plane to Los Angeles when he allegedly got into it with a JetBlue steward who wouldn't sell him booze. The plane made an emergency stop in Austin where Puddle of Mudd's main main was 'cuffed and hauled off to jail.

Outcome: He maintains his innocence: "All I know is I got on a plane, I took a nap for two-and-a-half hours, I woke up, felt like getting a beer and the guy got an attitude." But if he's found guilty, dude could face prison time due to an earlier cocaine charge.

4. Michale Graves, Misfits (July 23, 2012)

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Incident: The former singer of the legendary horror-punk outfit was on a solo tour when a border checkpoint in Kennedy County turned up six grams of weed — a misdemeanor amount. Ironically, the guy's famous for founding an activism website for conservative punks.

Outcome: Graves was released the next day on a $750 bond. No word on the outcome of his subsequent court appearance, but the band had to drive 20 hours straight to make their next show at the Silverdome in Lukachukai, Arizona.

5. Curren$y (April 23, 2012)

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Incident: The Big Easy MC was getting ready for the Dallas House of Blues stop of his Stoned Immaculate tour when police caught him and another man smoking pot.

Outcome: In his own words, via Twitter: "Locked the CEO up, and I'm da CEO fuck. Niggaz was jus chiefin and bumpin dat new fiend shit. Then some strangers came thru wit these bracelets that made my arms hurt." He was released immediately.

6. Randy Travis (February 6, 2012)

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Incident: The country king was found drunk in his truck, parked outside of a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas, with an open bottle of wine. The arresting officer allegedly reported that Travis reeked and was incoherent. Oh, but it gets worse. So much worse.

Outcome: He spent a few hours in jail and was charged with public intoxication ($500 max), but in a later incident, he was found lying naked in the street after allegedly crashing his car and threatening to shoot at cops. In a later incident he was taken to the hospital after fighting in front of a church and in a later incident still, his pickup was found wrecked and abandoned in a Frisco field.

7. Snoop Dogg (January 7, 2012)

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Incident: Agents in good old Sierra Blanca detected the odor of marijuana coming from the Doggfather's tour bus, so they cleared out his people and sent in the dogs. They found a prescription bottle containing "marijuana cigarettes" in a trashcan, and some other paraphernalia — a couple of ounces in total.

Outcome: He was issued a citation, promptly released and given a court date, the final result of which was a $537 fine.

8. Paul Wall & Baby Bash (September 10, 2011)

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Incident: A potential wake and bake was interrupted when a "hoe ass punk El Paso cop" (Bash's words) smelled pot on the pair. "wen he couldn't find it and we didn't snitch on who sparked it, he got overdramatic and took us in!"

Outcome: Each paid $300 in bail and best we can tell, that was that. Bash felt that the judge "knew it was a bogus call," and that even the cop's "partner said he's a dick."

9. Wheelchair Sports Camp (March 16, 2011)

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Incident: You'd think Denton authorities would go easy on a band fronted by a wheelchair-bound 3'6" female MC, but you'd be wrong. After a show, several members were arrested or cited for vandalism (graffiti) and possession (weed) in a couple of separate incidents that put a kink in the group's breakout SXSW year.

Outcome: Everyone was set free, fines and bails were paid, the band racked up some great headlines, the Denton PD came out looking like jerks. Win-win?

10. Willie Nelson (November 26, 2010)

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Incident: The pot Gestapo at Sierra Blanca stopped the man's bus on its way in from L.A. Using their famously superhuman sense of smell, officers detected the odor of ganja, went into the vehicle, and came back with a sizable six ounces. Of course, this was old hat for Willie: he was nabbed for pot in Dallas in '74 and Waco in '94.

Outcome: After Willie posted a $2,500 bail, the prosecutor "request[ed] that the singer perform his hit 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' in the courtroom in exchange for leniency," which meant a $100 fine. She later said she was joking.

11. Yo Gotti (February 4, 2010)

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Incident: The details of this case have been overshadowed by the Memphis rapper's other run-ins with the law — a local nightclub shooting, mobbing on a Mobile mall — but it was more border stop drama involving dogs and the smell of narcotics.

Outcome: His Cocaine Muzik mixtape series continued uninterrupted.

12. Lil Wayne (December 18, 2009)

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Incident: Weezy and 11 of his entourage were detained in the South Texas border town of Falfurrias after a small amount of marijuana was found scattered throughout his two tour buses. Man's best friend came through with the bust.

Outcome: None, except that a bunch of fans headed to the checkpoint to catch a glimpse, and he had to reschedule that night's show in Laredo. Otherwise, the authorities let Wayne's camp off with an implicit warning.

13. John Popper, Blues Traveler (April 2003)

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Incident: The harmonica-huffing, occasionally gun-toting '90s, um, icon was apparently in Texas wrapping up production on Truth Be Told when he was brought in and charged with misdemeanor pot possession.

Outcome: Apparently the slap on the wrist didn't leave much of an impression. He was arrested in Washington a few years later when his speeding car was pulled over and subsequently found to have hidden compartments containing: four rifles, nine handguns, a switchblade, a Taser, brass knuckles, night vision specs and more weed.

14. Ray Price (March 19, 1999)

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Incident: The 73-year-old country singer was arrested at his Mount Pleasant ranch for allegedly having weed and the corresponding paraphernalia. He had to pay $700 in fines.

Outcome: In 2008, he told the Houston Chronicle: "Everybody thought I was dead at that point. They revived my career so strong, you wouldn't believe it. Willie called me right away and said, 'Well, you just got $5 million worth of publicity.'" Talk about riding that high.

15. Matthew McConaughey (October 26, 1999)

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Incident: So he's not best known as a musician, but McConaughey was wailing on the bongos so intensely inside of his Austin home that neighbors called the cops. When police arrived they found the guy naked and in possession of a marijuana plant.

Outcome: The drug charges were dropped and he pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace. It cost him $50 and made him seem kinda awesome in an Eli Cash in The Royal Tennebaums sorta way.

16. Ty Herndon (July, 1995)

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Incident: The Alabama country singer was arrested in Fort Worth at a park after allegedly exposing himself to an undercover male officer. Once booked, he was discovered to be holding meth. He'd later release an album called Big Hopes.

Outcome: He was put on probation but the indecent exposure charge was dropped in exchange for community service and promise of a rehab stint.