Last week Fiona Apple became the latest celebrity to run into trouble at a Texas border stop for marijuana possession. Apple was arrested and later released on a $10,000 bond from the Hudspeth County jail after hashish was found in her tour bus. Just a couple of days ago, Apple spoke publicly about the incident while on stage in Houston, and now the police involved have some harsh words of their own.
HCSD Public Information Officer Rusty Fleming responded to Apple’s comments with the following public letter to the singer/songwriter:
"First, Honey, I’m already more famous than you, I don’t need your help. However, it would appear that you need mine. Two weeks ago nobody in the country cared about what you had to say, -- now that you’ve been arrested it appears your entire career has been jump-started. Don’t worry Sweetie, I won’t bill you.
Next, have you ever heard of Snoop, Willie or Armand Hammer? Maybe if you would read something besides your own press releases, you would have known BEFORE you got here, that if you come to Texas with dope, the cops will take your DOPE away and put YOU in jail.
Even though you and I only met briefly in the hallway, I don’t know you but I’m sure you’re an awesome and talented young woman and even though I’m not a fan of yours, I am sure there are thousands of them out there, and I’m sure that they would just as soon you get this all behind you and let you go back to what you do best—so my last piece of advice is simple “just shut-up and sing.