No special treatment for Willie Nelson

A judge has rejected a plea deal that would have resolved WillieNelson’s marijuana possession case in West Texas with a fine, sayingthe country singer shouldn’t get what she considers special treatment.

A judge has rejected a plea deal that would have resolved Willie Nelson’s marijuana possession case in West Texas with a fine, saying the country singer shouldn’t get what she considers special treatment.



Nelson was arrested in November after a Border Patrol agent said six ounces of marijuana were found on Nelson’s tour bus.



Hudspeth County Judge Becky Dean-Walker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she rejected prosecutor Kit Bramblett’s suggestion that Nelson resolve the case by pleading guilty and paying a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia.



Dean-Walker claims the prosecutor “doesn’t do that for anybody else.”



The judge says Nelson should be charged with the misdemeanour marijuana possession, which carries up to a year in jail.



Bramblett didn’t return a call Wednesday.



Nelson’s publicist declined comment.

 
 
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