Texas Court Fines Willie Nelson For Pot Possession

Willie Nelson (File)

SIERRA BLANCA (June 8, 2011)—A court in West Texas will fine country music legend and unabashed marijuana aficionado Willie Nelson $787 to settle marijuana possession charges.

Hudspeth County Attorney Kit Bramblett told The Associated Press Wednesday that Nelson, 78, can mail a check to cover the $500 fine and $287 in court costs.

In March, Bramblett suggested that County Judge Becky Dean-Walker had ordered Nelson to perform "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in court.

At the time, Dean-walker said Bramblett's suggestion was a "joke that got out of hand."

On Wednesday, Bramblett confirmed that Nelson is “not coming, he’s not singing.”

Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 at a Border Patrol checkpoint after an agent searched his tour bus because of a suspicious aroma coming from the vehicle.

He was later released after posting bond.

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