A History of Celebrities Getting Caught with Drugs

Jimi Hendrix

Year: 1969
Drug caught with: Allegedly Heroin
Consequence: The legendary guitarist and singer was arrested at Toronto International Airport after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police discovered six small bags of white powder in a glass bottle at the top of Hendrix's suitcase. Hendrix was detained and held for $10,000 bail. The "Purple Haze" musician claimed someone had slipped the bottle into his bag, and that he was set up by "the Mounties" who waited for Hendrix at the Toronto International Airport customs gate and searched his belongings outside the means of police protocol. FYI: Searches are supposed to be done outside of the public view for respect of privacy of the accused.


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