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Willie Nelson Punishment for Marijuana Possession: $500 Fine

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Country crooner Willie Nelson has been ordered to pay a $500 fine following his drug bust in Texas last year.

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The singer was arrested for marijuana possession in November of 2010 after a Border Patrol agent in Texas smelled pot smoke during a routine search of Nelson’s tour bus.  Are we really surprised people?

Nelson reportedly made a plea deal with the prosecutors of Hudspeth County in March, allowing the singer to plead guilty and pay a fine without having to go to court.

The drug charge was reduced to a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, to which Nelson pleaded no contest.

And the case will be totally dismissed if Willie can keep out of trouble for 30 days.

Nelson’s lawyer, Joe Turner, says, “Willie is glad to have it all behind him. Everyone was very

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