(CBS/AP) - Mamas, think about letting your babies grow up to be country music legends. If so, they could get sweetheart deals like the one Willie Nelson got for his recent marijuana possession charges. All the singer-songwriter has to do is pay a small fine - and perform "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in the courtroom.
After beingin his tour bus last November while crossing the border from Mexico to Texas, the 77-year-old singer could have faced serious charges and jail time. Luckily, it seems he has a fan in Hudspeth County attorney Kim Bramblett, who said, "You bet you're a-- I ain't gonna be mean to Willie Nelson."
As for the judge, Becky Dean-Walker? According to Bramblett, "She wants to meet Willie."
As Bramblett describes it, "I'm gonna let him plead, pay a small find and he's gotta sing 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' with his guitar right there in the courtroom."
While Nelson was initially charged with six ounces of marijuana, the amount was reported to be less than three once packaging was removed. Fortunately for him, anything under three ounces counts as misdemeanor possession according to local law.
"Between me and the sheriff, we threw out enough of it or smoked enough so that there's only three ounces," Bramblett joked.
Looks like the cannabis cowboy will be on the road again soon.