A bit of Bowie history I was unaware of

david-bowie-mugshot-rochester-ny-02I had no idea that David Bowie was arrested for pot possession in Rochester, NY back in 1976.

‘Pot’ holds rock singer
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – March 22, 1976

David Bowie, the English rock singer, was arrested early yesterday at the Americana Rochester Hotel on marijuana charges. Three other persons, including a Rochester woman, were arrested with him.

They were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Police said they confiscated what they described as about half a pound of marijuana. The charge is a class C felony, carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Read the full story @ RochesterSubway.com.

March 25th, 2013 by