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Willie Nelson Won't Have to Sing in Court to Avoid Jail

Nelson will only need to plead guilty and pay a fine for marijuana possession charge

March 30, 2011 12:15 PM ET
Willie Nelson Won't Have to Sing in Court to Avoid Jail
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As it turns out, Willie Nelson will not have to sing his song "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in a Texas court to resolve his marijuana possession charges. Judge Becky Dean-Walker told the Associated Press that the idea – presented by Hudspeth County Attorney Kit Bramblett – was just a joke and "it got out of hand." Nelson will be able to plead guilty and pay a small fine without appearing in court.

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Nelson was busted for possession on November 26th when a Border Patrol agent smelled pot smoke coming from his tour bus. "I had been in California hanging out for a while and my bus had come out to pick me up because we had a couple of tour dates to do and I had forgotten that there was this little bag of weed on the bus that had been in the back there for weeks when I had been gone," Nelson told Rolling Stone at the time. "Naturally when they stopped us there the dogs came on and the first thing they went to was that little bag of pot back there."

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