Willie Nelson pled “no contest” to a to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge, stemming from a November 2010 arrest.
I wonder what tipped off the border patrol to check Nelson’s tour bus. Could it have been his 2008 cover story in High Times? Or maybe it was his creation of the TeaPot Party and their slogan “Tax it, regulate it and legalize it”? Or the fact that he sits on the board for The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws?
Nice detective work guys.
According to TMZ, Nelson was originally charged with Marijuana possession, but pled down to the drug paraphernalia charge, which will only cost him a paltry $500 and zero time in the slammer.
Nelson’s attorney, Joe Turner, told TMZ, ”Willie is glad to have it all behind him. Everyone was very fair.” The singer even performed his song “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” in the courtroom, at the Prosecution’s request.
If Nelson can keep his nose clean for the next 30-days, the charges will be expunged from his record.
I give it a week before he sparks up again.
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