Willie Nelson won’t face jail for drug charge

The country legend enters a plea agreement

Willie Nelson will not face jail as a result of being charged with drug possession last September in Louisiana.

The country singer and his tour manager David Anderson were each fined $1,024 and put on probation for six months yesterday (April 24) after pleading guilty to a misdemeanour count of marijuana possession.

Nelson and Anderson were issued citations September 18 along with Willie’s sister Bobbie Nelson and two drivers. State troopers said they found marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms on Nelson‘s tour bus after pulling it over on Interstate 10.


As part of the plea agreement, all charges were dropped against Bobbie Nelson.

St. Martin Parish Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars said he dismissed the citations against the two drivers because there was no indication they “had anything to do with the contraband,” reports the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Nelson is set to perform at the Coachella Festival on Sunday (April 29).

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–By our Los Angeles staff.

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