Willie Nelson avoids jail, strikes plea deal in marijuana case

Washington: Country singer Willie Nelson, who was busted in 2010 for possession of six ounces of marijuana, has struck a plea deal and will only face a 500 dollar fine.

Sources close to Willie have revealed that Nelson agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from an incident last year, when cops said they found weed on the singer``s tour bus at a border checkpoint, reports TMZ.

Nelson was originally charged with marijuana possession - but the singer worked out a deal with prosecutors in which they agreed to reduce the charge in exchange for a no contest plea, sources said.

Also as part of the deal, if Willie stays out of trouble for 30 days, the judge will dismiss the case entirely.

Nelson`s lawyer, Joe Turner, said, "Willie is glad to have it all behind him. Everyone was very fair."


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