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Willie Nelson's Marijuana Case Settles for $500 Fine

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on June 07, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Are we really surprised that Willie Nelson smokes marijuana? Thankfully for the country music legend, the Willie Nelson marijuana case seems to be about over, as the singer has agreed to a plea deal.

Though there were reports that the Texas prosecutor was willing to let him go for a little song and dance, it looks like he'll actually be paying a $500 fine and acting like a law-abiding citizen for 30 days in exchange for the charges being dismissed.

Willie Nelson was busted last November at a border checkpoint after an agent found pot on his tour bus.

Facing misdemeanor pot charges, star-struck prosecutor C.R. "Kit" Bramblett told the media that he was willing to let the Nelson go if he agreed to a private concert for the court.

All plea deals must first be approved by a judge in order to ensure that defendants are not being taken advantage of and that prosecutors don't overstep their discretionary bounds.

From news reports, it looks like presiding Judge Dean-Walker rightfully didn't agree to the proposed routine.

Instead, it seems that Nelson has agreed to plead no contest to the misdemeanor drug charges and in turn will have to pay a fine and stay out of trouble for the next month, reports Fox News.

Who knows if he'll be able to remain pot-free for 30 days, but the fact that the man has written numerous songs about smoking pot (and had one written about smoking pot with him) indicates that this won't be the last Willie Nelson marijuana case in his lifetime.

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