There are many celebrities who have gotten busted for marijuana. However, some of them are certainly more shocking than others. Here is a top five list of the most unlikely celebrities to get caught for loving the herb.
5. Bo Bice
So you might have no idea who this is, which is exactly why he takes the number ten spot on our least likely suspects list. Bice found somewhat short-term fame on none other than American Idol. His fame also shone a spotlight on his 2001 arrest for possession of cocaine, and in 2003 he was busted again for possession of marijuana, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. I’m not sure winning American Idol was worth exposing his messy past, but I’m sure it provided better access to all his favorite “pastimes.”
4. Haley Joel Osment
Osment is best known for seeing dead people in “The Sixth Sense.” Like many child stars, Osment also has a hankering for mischief and illicit activity. In 2006, he lost control of his car and hit a brick pillar. The actor was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. After pleading no content, he was placed on three years probation and was ordered to pay $1,500 in fines. He also had to spend 60 hours in an alcohol rehabilitation and education program and attend 26 AA meetings in a six-month period.
3. Woody Harrelson
Anybody who has seen the first season of “True Detective,” knows what Woody Harrelson is made of. He is a total bad ass and this story makes the case. In 1996, Harrelson was arrested in Kentucky (not a good place to toke) and charged with marijuana possession after he planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law. According to Kentucky state law, there is no difference between marijuana and hemp, even though you there are no psychedelic properties in hemp.
A jury later dismissed the charge, making him even more of a total bad ass for proving an incredible point, in an elaborate way.
2. David Bowie
It might not be shocking that the late, legendary David Bowie was charged with felony marijuana possession in 1976. He was caught green-handed along with Iggy Pop and two others, following a Saturday night concert. However, the idea of Bowie, Iggy Pop, and other rock stars smoking herb and living large is amazing. All four of those charged pleaded not guilty and had charges dropped. Rest in peace.
1. Louis Armstrong
In 1930, Armstrong was arrested with drummer Vic Berton outside the Cotton Club in Culver City, California. According to Berton’s brother, Armstrong and his friend spent the night stoned as all hell, “laughing it up” in a jail cell, where they were kept overnight. A judge gave them each a six-month jail sentence and a $1,000 fine, although their sentence was later suspended.
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