Pot Bust Will Cost Willie Cash, Not a Song

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011  |  Updated 9:59 AM CDT
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Pot Bust Will Cost Willie Cash, Not a Song

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FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Willie Nelson performs prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Willie Nelson

Country legend and avowed marijuana aficionado Willie Nelson will be fined $787 by a West Texas court for marijuana possession charges.

Hudspeth County Attorney Kit Bramblett told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the 78-year-old Nelson can send the $500 fine and $287 court costs by mail.

In March, Bramblett had suggested that County Judge Becky Dean-Walker had ordered Nelson to perform "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in court. At the time, Dean-walker said Bramblett's suggestion was a "joke that got out of hand."

On Wednesday, Bramblett confirmed that "he's not coming, he's not singing."

Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 at a Border Patrol checkpoint when an agent searched his tour bus because of a suspicious aroma coming from the vehicle. He was later released on bail.

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