County Judge Becky Dean-Walker
PO Box 68
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
Phone: (915) 369-2321
Hudspeth County Judge Becky Dean-Waller has ruled in the Willie Nelson case. Final Orders entered today set forth that Willie Nelson will not be required to pay a fine for his recent marijuana possession charges, however, he is ordered to six-months’ house arrest on his bus, the Honeysuckle Rose. Nelson will be permitted to leave the bus for work, including concerts, recording sessions, promotional purposes, and fundraisers.
Rumors have been circulating since Nelson’s marijuana charges in Texas last fall as to whether the country music star would receive jail time, or be required to pay a fine. Most recently, Judge Deen-Waller had reportedly said Nelson could not plead by mail, that she “wanted to meet Willie Nelson” and that he would be required to sing, “Blue Eyes Crying the Rain” in her courtroom. Fans, who were already making plans to attend Nelson’s sentencing hearing, were disappointed when she later said it was a joke.
Nelson’s sentence was ordered effective immediately, and he will receive time-served for time spent on his bus since November 2010, thereby completing his sentence.