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Willie Nelson faces jail after Texas plea bargain falls through

A west Texas judge said this week that she was rejecting a plea deal for legendary country-western musician Willie Nelson, who now faces up to a year in prison for marijuana possession. The original deal, proposed by 78-year-old Hudspeth County prosecutor C.R. “Kit” Bramblett, would have reduced Nelson’s crime to…

Raw Story exclusive: Willie Nelson’s prosecutor wants to see marijuana decriminalized

The Texas county attorney who’s letting musician Willie Nelson plea his marijuana charge down to a fee and a song told Raw Story in an exclusive interview that he wishes authorities could just drop the criminal penalties for pot altogether and make getting busted more like getting a parking ticket.…

Willie Nelson to dodge jail over pot bust — in exchange for playing a song

On the road again, headed back to the “Live Music Capital of the World” (better known as Austin, Texas) around November of last year, legendary musician Willie Nelson was stopped by police in Hudspeth County. Smelling marijuana in Willie’s trailer, cops conducted a search, found the stash, and took the…

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