Celebrity pot busts put tiny Texas county on map

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“We get attention because something is being done right,” resident Adolfo Gonzalez said while shopping at a local convenience store. “It’d be worse if we’d let them go because they are celebrities.”

That’s not expected to change when Seagal comes to town. Sheriff West insists the “Under Siege” star hasn’t indicated any plans to film his show here _ but the sheriff isn’t ruling it out.

“If he wants to, we can do it but that’s not what he said this was about,” West said.

West’s spokesman, Rusty Flemming, said Seagal will patrol the area and train colleagues in martial arts and weapons techniques. The actor is expected to arrive in Hudspeth County within months, once he’s done filming a new movie in Canada.

Seagal’s management agency did not return calls and emails seeking comment about his plans in Texas.

Commissioner West, meanwhile, is keeping his musical skills sharp _ just in case another performer pays a surprise visit to the county jail. The lead guitarist and vocalist of a local band, West said he regrets not having a chance to sing for Snoop Dogg, but wasn’t sure if the rapper would have enjoyed the performance anyway.

“Our stuff is laid back,” he said. “Mas o menos (more or less) country.”

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