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Willie Nelson

$500 Fine In Marijuana Case

6/7/2011 12:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Willie Nelson can breath easy again in Texas -- TMZ has learned the singer struck a plea deal in his marijuana case ... and will NOT have to do any hard time.

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Sources close to Willie tell us ... Nelson agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia ... stemming from an incident last year, when cops say they found weed on the singer's tour bus at a border checkpoint.

Nelson was originally charged with marijuana possession -- but the singer worked out a deal with prosecutors in which they agreed to reduce the charge in exchange for a no contest plea.

As part of the deal, Willie has also agreed to pay a $500 fine -- and if he can stay out of trouble for 30 days, the judge will dismiss the case entirely.

Nelson's lawyer, Joe Turner, tells TMZ, "Willie is glad to have it all behind him. Everyone was very fair."



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46.

Melissa    

Yeah Willie, let him smoke (and the rest of us).

1129 days ago
47.

snowcat    

Thank God! It was a stupid charge.That's why Willie should move to Massachusetts.If we get caught with under an ounce,they give you a $100.00 and send you on your way,just make sure you're always carrying under an oz.

Hell,you don't even have to pay the ticket!There is NO consequence for not paying the ticket,at least not yet!

1129 days ago
48.

JWC    

WOW John! I agree with LonnieB
If you are from the great US of A, shame on you for your lack of patriotism. If you NOT from here and came from your no deodorant wearing-towelhead-cover the women and treat em like ****-land, then I suggest you get on the first plane outta here. We don't need ******** like you in our great country.

1129 days ago
49.

Sandy    

LEAVE WILLY ALONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1129 days ago
50.

JWC    

John 4 hours ago BullSh&t americans...typical fine your best, no wonder the world hates your country. Bunch of crap, free world, we stand for freedom, USA is the biggest hypocrytical country in the freeworld, you send your own nations sons and daughters to war to fight for freedom and die yet you bust your icons on such ****. Typical american justice, you people are idiots, and you wonder why the rest of world hates you, think about it

WOW John! I sure hope you don't live in the great USA because somebody might have to kick your a$$!! What an ******* you are. Go back where you came from or don't ever set foot on our soil!

1129 days ago
51.

boots    

he looks like such a burn out..............

1129 days ago
52.

lala    

Yeah his music sucks so bad he's made tens of millions of dollars singing, performing and publishing it since he embarked on a music career in 1956.

So you don't like it, as if anyone cares.
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The Beatles made billions enough said. Tens of millions for a career since 59 and being as popular as him. Did you know Barabra Streisand and Celine Dion made ****loads of money too and lady gaggag as well, which No I dont like and I didn't like New Kids On The Block either.

Go ahead and name his best tune and try to convince me he doesn't suck because the masses disagree with me!

All music is not to be enjoyed some of it plain sucks. Nickelback.. anyone?

Why should I research some raspy old stoner to make a comment.. mainly about how 500 bucks is nothing to him?

He sucks! Insane Clown Posse Sucks lots of popular musicians suck. Thats mainstream music for you.

1128 days ago
53.

croc    

if this was me, i would be in jail.
what a croc.

1128 days ago
54.

HangoverPictures.com    

What's that? A couple of ounces?

1128 days ago
55.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Will somebody somewhere please give Willie Nelson a hot bath, a razor, a comb, a tooth brush and a flea dip...STAT!

1128 days ago
56.

christine    

OMG... SO WHAT,... we all know alochol is way worse, so who care anymore about pot! SERIOUSLY!!!!! This is ridiculous!!!

1128 days ago
57.

christine    

Whoopty Doo!!! Who Cares, he's not hutin anyone,... leave the guy alone!!!

1128 days ago
58.

Pete    

They did the right thing..Let Willie Smoke..www.LetWillieSmoke.com

1127 days ago
59.

johnny tee    

I'm glad Willie was treated decently by the legal system, but he is the exception and not the rule. Here are some stories of lives destroyed by the prohibition against marijuana.

http://hubpages.com/hub/3-More-Lives-Up-in-Smoke-An-Overview-of-the-Damage

http://hubpages.com/hub/Marine-Shot-60...-Times-in-Botched-Pot-Raid-How-Many-More-Times

1121 days ago
60.

Classic News    

“First Country Outlaws Didn’t Get High”
See video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UtNbGAb5AY

#1 KWBC.FM says ….
“Way to go Mr. Marvell! What a positive role model we have here on KWBC.FM! He and his partner were the first Country Outlaws but they didn’t get high! Let this be a lesson for all of you children while listening to that music that promotes sex, drugs, and other perversions. You do not have to be a gangster and do drugs to be a success.”

1120 days ago
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