Willie Nelson’s latest pot bust could be settled for a song and $100, a west Texas prosecutor said.
“You can bet your ass I’m not going to be mean to Willie Nelson,” Hudspeth County Attorney C.R. “Kit” Bramblett told CNN Monday, confirming his plea recommendation.
Nelson, a treasured icon in the Lone Star state, was charged with marijuana possession after U.S. Border Patrol agents searched his tour bus on a Hudspeth County, Texas highway near the U.S.-Mexico border, about 85 miles southeast of El Paso last November.
No court date is set, but Bramblett said he would recommend a plea deal for Nelson that includes the legendary country artist singing his 1975 hit “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” The courtroom performance would serve as his community service, he said…
Pot smoking on Nelson’s bus is no secret, Bramblett said. “They got a song out that says ‘I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again…'”
The final decision, though, will be in the hands of Judge Becky Dean-Walker, who seemed irritated by media reports Monday concerning the proposed plea deal. [She obviously thinks the War on Drugs means more to the world than Willie]…
Bramblett joked that while Nelson was initially charged with possession of six ounces of pot, which would put the case out of his jurisdiction, he and the sheriff smoked or threw out enough to bring it into his jurisdiction.
I have to wonder if the plea bargain would have been the same for another darker-colored Texan – like, say, Lightning Hopkins?