Since marijuana is still illegal in many states, many people from across the country get busted through their illegal use. Most of them get arrested, however, bail out of jail. Celebrities are not exempted to this as there are also famous Hollywood personalities busted for marijuana. Here are the top 11 celebrities who were found using marijuana illegally.
John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, were arrested in 1968 from their home in London, and were charged with illegal marijuana possession. The singer tried to eliminate the evidence; however, drug-sniffing dogs discovered hashish, a paraphernalia containing traces of marijuana, including morphine. The famous singer pleaded guilty and fined with 150 pounds.
In 1969, the home of George Harrison in London was raided by police with the suspicion of marijuana possession. Along with Patti Boyd, the arrest deterred them from attending Linda and Paul McCartney’s wedding. Both suspects pleaded guilty and fined 250-pounds each.
Bill Murray attempted to smuggle marijuana in Chicago’s O'Hare Airport in 1970. Before becoming one of the stars on Saturday Night Live, Murray was taking his pre-med courses in Denver, but was expelled and arrested after the incident.
Bowie was charged in Rochester, New York with felony pot possession, but pleaded not guilty, and then charges against him dropped eventually.
During the spring of 1977, Marley was living in London and was arrested by the British police and charged with marijuana possession.
While on tour with the Wings band, McCartney was arrested at Narita Airport, following the discovery of half-pound marijuana in his luggage by the customs officials. After ten nights in jail, McCartney was released and deported, admitting the “daftest” thing he has ever done in his life.
Berry’s home was raided by the police in 1990, discovering a 62-gram marijuana. He pleaded guilty to marijuana possession, spending a 6-month jail sentence, a two-year unsupervised probation, and ordered to donate 5,000 dollars to a local hospital.
In 1998, the rapper was given citations for marijuana possession in Los Angeles. Again in 2001, the Cleveland police found 200 grams of marijuana in his tour bus, but pleaded no contest after a year, yet was fined with 250 dollars.
In 2000, Houston’s hand bag was searched in an airport in Hawaii, finding 15.2 grams of the drug. She pleaded no contest, and the charge was dropped eventually.
Paris was arrested in 2010 due to cocaine possession. After two years, she was arrested again during the World Cup in South Africa after smoking weed.
In 2006, Richie failed the sobriety test as she drove the wrong way. She quickly admitted to taking Vicodin and smoking Ganja.
Going about the celebrities who got busted for marijuana will take more than a day to reveal, but the above celebrities are worth-mentioning as they took their individual mug shots.