A widespread notion is that drug laws mostly target the commoners, the less wealthy. However, you’d be shocked to know that some of the most loved celebs of our time were busted for taking banned substances. Many of these drug bust cases hit the headlines of the popular dailies and tabloids. On the other hand, many other cases were not covered by the mainstream media for reasons best known to them.
To begin with, Mischa Barton was detained in 2007 for allegedly driving under influence. As if this was not enough, police also found a sizeable amount of marijuana in her car. Under DUI laws of the state, she was fined a hefty $10,000. She also had to spend more than seven hours in police custody. This is not the only incident of substance abuse in her life. Reportedly, she got admitted to a hospital due to overdose of some bronchitis medication
Dionne Warwick is perhaps the most senior of Hollywood celebrities who got busted for either doing or carrying drugs. She was detained at Wilcox Field, Miami as the officials suspected her of smuggling drugs. Dionne, then 61, tried to escape but was caught red-handed with eleven cigarettes filled with marijuana. The cigarettes were hidden in a lipstick container. She missed her flight to LA that day and was put in a holding cell at the Miami airport. She also had to appear in the court after this incident.
In 2008, rapper Lil’ Wayne got arrested along with two friends of his for possessing drugs. He was on tour when border patrolling force stopped his bus. Sniffer dogs searched the vehicle, and it was eventually found that he was carrying drugs and three guns. In total, 29 grams of cocaine, 105 grams of marijuana and 41 grams of ecstasy were recovered from this youth icon. Wayne was arrested right after that. Well, this was not the first time Lil’ Wayne got busted. In a span of five to six weeks before this incident, he got arrested for carrying weapons and drugs several times.
Bobby Brown makes no bones about his addiction to drugs. He has been pretty much an ‘inspiration’ for his fans when it comes to doing drugs. Bobby has been arrested several times for carrying illegal stuff, and once he got caught with cocaine. He has been in and out of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, and his stint at Betty Ford Center made quite a lot of stir. No matter how many times he gets detained for carrying drugs or how many times he has to go to the rehab, it seems Bobby cannot simply shake it off.
Fiona Apple’s run-in with the law happened in 2012 when she got arrested during a routine border check somewhere in Texas. Police found a good amount of hashish in her bus. She later admitted that the hashish was hers and had to pay a hefty fine.