October 5, 1965

October5Today in 1965, Johnny Cash was arrested in El Paso, Texas.

Cash, who was returning from a trip to Juarez, Mexico, was caught with hundreds of pep pills and tranquilizers in his guitar case.

He spent a night in the El Paso jail, and later plead guilty to a misdemeanour count. He paid a $1,000 fine and received a 30-day suspended sentence.

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