Willie Nelson’s Pot Charge Could be Resolved for a Song, Literally
A West Texas judge assigned to decide a pot charge against Willie Nelson is apparently a big fan. So, too, is the prosecutor, who has proposed a novel plea deal.
Judge Becky Dean-Walker demanded that Nelson appear in court, even though marijuana possession charges are usually resolved by mail, County Attorney Kit Bramblett tells the Associated Press. “She wanted to meet Willie,” Bramblett said.
His proposed plea deal, outlined in interviews with AP and the Daily Mail: Payment of a small fine and a court appearance in which Nelson sings “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”—with his guitar. “I ain’t gonna be mean to Willie Nelson,” Bramblett told the Daily Mail.
Nelson was accused of possessing 6 ounces of marijuana, but when the packaging was removed, the weight was 3 ounces, making it a misdemeanor, Bramblett told the Daily Mail. “Between me and the sheriff, we threw out enough of it or smoked enough so that there’s only three ounces, which is within my jurisdiction,” Bramblett joked.