May 13, 2002

On this day in 2002, Dionne Warwick was arrested at the Miami International Airport for possession of marijuana.

Screeners found eleven marijuana cigarettes inside of a lipstick container. Charges were dropped after Warwick participated in an anti-drug public service announcement and agreed to a enter a drug treatment program.

In an interview in 2003, Warwick claimed, “Apparently, somebody that didn’t want to get caught thought it would be better off in somebody else’s bag. Drugs of every sort, including aspirin, are not anything I even think about”.

When asked what Warwick learned from this experience, she had this to say: “It taught me not to travel with an open bag. You never know what’s going to end up in it”.


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