- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2011

EL PASO, TEXAS (AP) - A Texas prosecutor says Willie Nelson can resolve marijuana possession charges by agreeing to plead guilty, pay a fine _ and sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” for the court.

County Attorney Kit Bramblett says he recommended the penalties to Hudspeth County’s judge Becky Dean-Walker. Bramblett says the judge specifically demanded Nelson appear in court instead of pleading by mail, which is a common procedure in such cases.

Bramblett has told The Associated Press that the judge “wants to meet Willie.”

Dean-Walker didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 for marijuana possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint after an agent smelled an odor coming from his vehicle and decided to conduct a search.

Nelson’s spokeswoman has declined to comment on Bramblett’s sentencing suggestion.

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