October 4, 1965

Oct4On this day in 1965, Johnny Cash was stopped by U.S. Customs at the Mexican border. They suspected Cash was smuggling heroin but when officers searched him, they found more than 1,000 pills hidden in Cash’s guitar. Six hundred and eighty eight Dexedrine capsules and 475 Equanil tablets.

Cash was arrested and spent the night in the El Paso jail. He later pleaded guilty, was fined $1,000 and given a thirty day suspended sentence.

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