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Conference Set to Finalize Plea Agreement for Singer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PURCELL, Okla. (AP) - An October 10th preliminary hearing conference has been scheduled to finalize a plea agreement on drug charges for country musician Johnny Rodriguez.

The 55-year-old Laredo, Texas, singer faces felony counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of drugs.

Court records show Blanchard police stopped Rodriguez in June west of Oklahoma City on a complaint of speeding. Officers found drugs and an open container of beer in his pickup truck.

Dee Oliphant, Rodriguez's lawyer, says he reached a plea agreement with prosecutors but wouldn't disclose the terms.

Rodriguez had six Number one hits on the country charts in the 1970s, including "I Just Can't Get Her Out of My Mind," "Love Put a Song in My Heart" and "That's The Way Love Goes."


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