Willie Nelson Will Not Get Off Easy for World's Most Overblown Weed Arrest

Categories: Courts, Crime

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Discovering weed anywhere near Willie Nelson shouldn't count as a surprise, so his November 2010 arrest for possession in West Texas didn't figure to become a national circus.

But it has, especially when word first somehow spread that his sentence would be to sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in the courtroom. (Prosecutor Kit Bramblett later said he was joking.)

Now a Hudspeth County judge has taken the unusual step of not accepting a plea agreement worked out by prosecutors and the defense, because she doesn't think it's hard enough.

The New York Times, of all things, reports Judge Becky Dean-Walker

believed that the county attorney, Kit Bramblett, was giving the singer preferential treatment because he is famous.

"He's supposed to file the charge he feels is appropriate," Judge Dean-Walker said of Mr. Bramblett in a telephone interview. "Not what he feels he should do for his favorite singer. It is up to the judge to agree or not."

Nelson and prosecutors had agreed to a deal where he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and would pay a $500 fine and about $280 in court costs.

Dean-Walker said she "accidentally" signed the agreement before she realized the defendant was Nelson.

"If Willie Nelson gets off with nothing, I'm not going to be part of it," she told the Times.

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Paranormal Csi2
Paranormal Csi2

I wish I could snap my fingers and make everything have thc, water air, food, ect ... then let them ban all of that

Jeff
Jeff

Legalize it.  And legalize home distillation.  And leave poor Willie alone.

Morbid_Tales
Morbid_Tales

Why not just move to California and get a Doctor to find a "medical condition" for him to use marijuana? Willie is gazillion years old, so I am sure something could be found.

Cdazzln
Cdazzln

What is the big deal, he didn't hurt any one, he didn't kill anyone, its only marijuana. People use it all over the world to help with pain and or have cancer. Get over it give him a fine to pay and move on. There are bigger fish to fry for more serious crimes them having marijuana.

Ziah Jolley
Ziah Jolley

That's too bad...she already signed it. You can't 'accidentally' sign something and then undo it. This judge is just a cunt looking for 15 mins of fame.

Ann Leo
Ann Leo

so instead of letting a guy off because he happens to be Willie Freakin' Nelson, she is going to throw the book at him harder than she would have if he was William Johnson? justiceyouredoingitwrong

ShitThowingMonkey
ShitThowingMonkey

Give him 1 day in the slammer in addition to the predetermined plea deal and he should be good with time served during the arrest...

No I don't speak Spanish
No I don't speak Spanish

Sorry assed judges and sorry ass cops, this country and this state. Are just rotting skeletons of the wonderful place I grew up in. oh by the way judge if you read this fuck you.

KeJo
KeJo

so she's against preferential treatment but obviously in favor of unusually harsh punishment to make an example?  This woman needs to lose the next election, if she is elected.  also the cop arresting Willie should be shamed out of Texas.  Is nothing sacred?

HC
HC

That is the worst mugshot ever.  He looks like the Cryptkeeper.

JB
JB

She was fine with it until the noticed who the individual was?  Isn't that the mirror image of what she's accusing the prosecutor of?

Coda35
Coda35

thank you willie, for keeping us all awake in these times of doping by government brain cops,as for the judge i can only say this is your moment in history your 15 min. in the lime light ,you to can thank willie .after  all willie paid the price for his fame.how about you? jhj.

Rick and Alice
Rick and Alice

You've already proven you are nothing but a racist prick on several of your post.  Go find a skin head rally somewhere

Gaff in a head act
Gaff in a head act

Thank you for your random comment, but may we refer you instead to the Houston Comical?

Wyatt
Wyatt

That's funny, the tired "Comical" thing is something a Chron commenter would say. DOUBLE AGENT!

H_e_x
H_e_x

LOUD NOISES!

Enough
Enough

The resident douche has spoken.

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