Folk music legend Willie Nelson, known for his soft-partying ways, has been able to elude a marijuana possession charge in exchange for a misdemeanor possession.
He was originally found to be carrying six ounces of marijuana, an amount that equates to a felony in Texas. It normally carries a $10,000 fine along with a minimum two-year sentence. However, in Nelson's case, the amount was changed to four ounces which only carries a one year sentence and $4,000.
However, according to TMZ, Nelson cannot be brought to jail on a misdemeanor charge.
The crooner was arrested last week when his tour bus was stopped at a checkpoint in Texas. When police found the marijuana Nelson admitted that it was his, he was arrested right away. He was released later on a $2,500 bond.
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