Friday, July 15, 2011

Willie And Pot Continues

Willie Nelson's Texas pot case still isn't resolved. 

Hudspeth County Judge Becky Dean Walker has once again rejected a plea deal prosecutor Kit Bramblett hammered out for Willie. 

Bramblett recently arrived at an agreement with Willie's lawyer, Joe Turner, to have the charge reduced from possession of marijuana to possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The arrangement involved Willie entering a "no contest" plea and paying a 500-dollar fine and court costs. Turner says it's usually "a done deal" after mailing in the paperwork, which he did last month. And the judge signed off on it -- but scratched out her signature after taking a closer look at the document. 

Dean Walker says she felt the penalty wasn't severe enough. She explains that it's her belief an average citizen -- under the same circumstances -- would be facing much harsher consequences. The judge has been adamant throughout the case that Nelson wouldn't receive any preferential treatment. 

Bramblett previously offered to let Willie resolve the case by appearing in court and singing his 1975 hit "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," as well as paying a fine and court costs. Dean Walker rejected that idea as well. 

Nelson's case stems from an arrest last fall, when agents searched his tour bus at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas and reportedly found several ounces of marijuana.

Source: Westwood One

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