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Judge rejects Willie Nelson plea deal in pot case

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U.S country singer- songwriter Willie Nelson performs on the main stage at Glastonbury Festival, in Glastonbury, England, Friday, June 25, 2010. The Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. (AP Photo/Jim Ross) By Jim Ross U.S country singer- songwriter Willie Nelson performs on the main stage at Glastonbury Festival, in Glastonbury, England, Friday, June 25, 2010. The Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. (AP Photo/Jim Ross) By Jim Ross

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A judge has rejected a plea deal that would have resolved Willie Nelson's marijuana possession case in West Texas with a fine, saying the country singer shouldn't get what she considers special treatment.  

Nelson was arrested in November after a Border Patrol agent said 6 ounces of marijuana were found on Nelson's tour bus. 

Hudspeth County Judge Becky Dean-Walker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she rejected prosecutor Kit Bramblett's suggestion that Nelson resolve the case by pleading guilty and paying a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Dean-Walker claims the prosecutor "doesn't do that for anybody else."  

The judge says Nelson should be charged with the misdemeanor marijuana possession, which carries up to a year in jail.  

Bramblett didn't return a call Wednesday. Nelson's publicist declined comment.  

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