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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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31.

Big Taters    

What I love most about Willie is that he looks like that guy that was drinking a beer in a bag at the bus stop last night. Not homeless, just not ready to go home. You know that guy.

Willie, I need it to feel normal too.

1389 days ago
32.

bstill    

I still say he should fire the bus driver for not letting them know they were coming up on a border crossing/check point and to air the bus out.

1389 days ago
33.

Msmassflex    

Puhleese. Leave pot smokers alone, law enforcement. Too easy, aren't they? Aren't going to fight you, cut you, nothing. And Willie? Isn't he over 70 now? Leave him alone, law enforcement. GO AFTER THE REAL CRIMINALS - CONGRESS!

1389 days ago
34.

Hugh Jass    


Willie Nelson is setting a poor example here. Celebrities have a responsibility to show leadership and set a good example in public (and here on the road) so the youth of America are not enticed into thinking doing drugs is okay.

1389 days ago
35.

Tom    

Twenty, million, illegals in this country and the border police bust Willie Nelson for weed?

1389 days ago
36.

Grace    

God bless Willie. This is why a small amount of pot should not be an arrestable issue. Who cares if Willie wants to smoke a little pot? I don't. (and I have never smoked pot in my life)

1389 days ago
37.

txcn    

That's Texas for you!

1389 days ago
38.

HAHA    

Wow, it's just pot. Get over it people. It will be legalized for all one day.

1389 days ago
39.

Jen    

And????

1389 days ago
40.

Jana    

Willie knows the deal about Prop 19 just like Zach Galifianakis:
http://heartymagazine.com/news/zach-galifianakis-love-affair

1389 days ago
41.

Jody    

Bull, they just don't want to go against Willie Nelson. What did he do sing a song for them?

1389 days ago
42.

David    

What? ... did two ounces just disappear?
Guess I'm glad that Willie got a break ... but the thing that bothers me is that if this had been some 20 year old kid, he would have probably been charged under felony possession with intent to deliv...er, and would be facing major prison time right now ... it's another example of "All men are treated equally under the law ... unless they are famous!"

1389 days ago
43.

HumanNature    

LOVE YOU WILLIE!!!!!

1389 days ago
44.

Rhonda    

I think pot should be legal and that all there is to it! I love Willie and love his music. Screw all you asses that write anything about Willie. Should know the facts about his past tax problems, he got them paid and people love him so much his friends stepped up to the plate and helped him out. How many of you asses have friends and family like he does? He's on top of his game, are you? Love you Willie!

1389 days ago
45.

emerald    

ROFLOL!! Willie Nelson, weed, shocker lol!! Got to love Willie, he's never made any bones about it, hell, didn't he even smoke a funny cigarette at the White House once - allegedly lol!! This guy does so much for others, and has a great voice too - love the guy, so glad it was less weed than they thought and it's not a felony drug charge lol!!

1389 days ago
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