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Willie Nelson strikes plea deal in pot case

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Willie Nelson plea deal

Willie Nelson struck a plea deal in a marijuana possession case stemming from last November.

Willie Nelson plea deal

If anyone should get a free pass for having pot it's Willie Nelson, right? Cops in Texas didn't seem to think so when they busted him for possession last November at a border checkpoint.

No worries for Willie, though -- the iconic country star struck the right chord with the judge and got a plea deal in the case. Nelson is a free man after pleading no contest to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and paying a $500 fine.

Even better, if he can stay out of trouble for 30 days the judge will dismiss the case entirely. So he should probably just smoke out in his basement like everyone else.

Nelson's lawyer, Joe Turner, told TMZ, "Willie is glad to have it all behind him. Everyone was very fair."

No word on whether or not the judge made Willie sing for his freedom like the prosecutor wished.

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