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Willie Nelson

Charged With

Pot Possession

12/3/2010 6:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Willie Nelson has been charged with the unthinkable -- misdemeanor marijuana possession ... TMZ has learned.

Willie Nelson

Nelson was busted last week after cops found pot on the singer's tour bus at a border patrol checkpoint in Texas.

Cops initially thought Nelson had six ounces of weed -- which could have resulted in a felony charge. But now, officials have determined it was less than four ounces ... so Willie was slapped with a misdemeanor.

If convicted, Willie will be fined -- but not jailed ... but we think Willie can afford it.

The cost of doing business ...


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