Willie Nelson’s Pot Possession Charge Could Be Dropped If He Sings in Court
Only in Willie Nelson's world! The singer, arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession in November, could be slapped with only a small fine ... if he sings in court. TMZ reports that Nelson will escape with just a $100 charge if he sings 'Blues Eyes Crying in the Rain' inside the courtroom. No, we're not making this up.
Apparently, performing the song would count as Nelson's community service deed. However, it's up to the judge to decide if this is an acceptable barter. It has not been determined whether or not Nelson himself will take the offer, as he makes no secret of his love of pot.
It is in Nelson's best interest to tune his guitar, clear his throat and sing the song, as a conviction carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and $2000 fine. Take the song, Willie!
This whole mess unfurled back in November, when US Border Patrol agents in Texas confiscated Nelson's tour bus and discovered weed. Nelson will return to the road this May on his 2011 Country Throwdown Tour, which also features Craig Campbell and Lee Brice. Let’s hope he hides his green stuff a little better this time out.