The Straits Times
Published on Sep 21, 2012

Fiona Apple arrested on drug charge in Texas


SAN ANTONIO (REUTERS) - Grammy-winning singer Fiona Apple spent the night in a Texas jail after being arrested on Wednesday on a drug possession charge at a border patrol checkpoint where her tour bus was searched, a local judge said.

Apple, 35, was taken into custody in Sierra Blanca , the same West Texas town where authorities previously nabbed singer Willie Nelson, rapper Snoop Dogg and The Social Network actor Armie Hammer on drug charges. The celebrity news website TMZ reported that authorities found hashish, a form of cannabis, on the singer's bus.

Apple, who won a Grammy for the single Criminal off her 1996 debut album Tidal, was due to perform in Austin on Thursday night. The venue's website said on Thursday afternoon that the show was postponed. A spokesman for the singer-songwriter declined to comment.

The Hudspeth County clerk said a judge set Apple's bond at US$11,000 (S$13,460) on Thursday.