SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- Country music legend and avowed marijuana aficionado Willie Nelson must pay a Texas court $787 to settle marijuana possession charges.
Hudspeth County Attorney Kit Bramblett told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the 78-year-old Nelson can send the $500 fine and $287 court costs by mail.
In March, Bramblett had suggested that County Judge Becky Dean-Walker had ordered Nelson to perform "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in court. At the time, Dean-Walker said Bramblett's suggestion was a "joke that got out of hand."
On Wednesday, Bramblett confirmed that "he's not coming, he's not singing."
Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 at a Border Patrol checkpoint when an agent searched his tour bus because of a suspicious aroma coming from the vehicle. He was later released on bail.
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