This is the third arrest for Nelson. In 1997 he was arrested after police saw a joint in his ashtray. In 2006, Nelson was arresetd for possession of over a pound of marijuana and three ounces of mushroom.
“If the Texas prosecutors do not reduce the charges, and the marijuana's weight is indeed six ounces, then he is dealing with felony and a potential minimum of 180 days in a county jail and a maximum of two years, with a $10,000 fine,” said former California prosecutor, Robin Sax.
Nelson, who is a legend in country music, is best known for songs "On the Road Again" and Crazy.