No plea deal for Nelson in marijuana possession case

A judge has rejected a plea deal that would have resolved Willie Nelson’s marijuana possession case in West Texas with a fine, saying the country singer should not get special treatment.

A judge has rejected a plea deal that would have resolved Willie Nelson’s marijuana possession case in West Texas with a fine, saying the country singer should not get special treatment.

Nelson, 78, was arrested in November after a Border Patrol agent said 6ozs of marijuana were found on his tour bus.

Judge Becky Dean-Walker rejected prosecutor Kit Bramblett’s suggestion that Nelson resolve the case by pleading guilty and paying a $500 (€349) fine for possession of drug paraphernalia, saying Mr Bramblett “doesn’t do that for anybody else” and said Nelson should be charged with the misdemeanour marijuana possession, which carries up to a year in jail.

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