By Elliott Blackburn

LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) – Time’s slipping away on a deal for iconic U.S. country singer Willie Nelson’s misdemeanor drug charge.

County Judge Becky Dean-Walker said on Friday she wouldn’t sign off on a plea deal that reduced the charge to the same as a speeding ticket.

“I’m not going to be guilty of signing something because someone is a celebrity,” Dean-Walker told Reuters.

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