Judge rejects plea deal in Willie Nelson pot case
EL PASO, Texas - 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 6 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 misdemeanor marijuana possession, which carries up to a year in jail.
Bramblett didn't return a call Wednesday.
Nelson's publicist declined comment.