Willie Nelson Going to Jail?
Okay, remember when Willie was busted for pot back in November? Remember how the prosecutor first said he could sing for his release? Remember how they later came up with a plea deal that would let him off with a fine? Well, forget all that.
According to a release from the Associated Press, the judge has rejected the whole plea deal, on the basis of preferrential treatment for the country legend.
A Texas border patrol officer had searched Nelson's bus back in November as it returned from Mexico. The search came up with about 6 ounces of weed. The deal would have had Nelson pleading guilty to posession of drug paraphenalia and paying a 500 dollar fine.
Saying that the prosecutor "doesn't do that for anyone else", she re-instituted the original possesion charge. That charge is a misemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
No word yet from Nelson's people on whether he intends to fight the charge, try to work out another deal or what. Stay tuned. I have a feeling this one's going to take a while.