Beatle Drug Bust Papers To Be Auctioned

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Arrest papers detailing drug busts involving late Beatles legends John Lennon and George Harrison in the 1960s are to be sold at auction.
Lennon's London flat was raided in 1968 by officer D.S. Pilcher, who was famed for targeting rock musicians, including Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, over their wild lifestyles.
Cops discovered a quantity of cannabis resin at the home Lennon shared with Yoko Ono. The singer subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge of unauthorised possession and was fined $240 (£150).
A year later Pilcher, who was later convicted of corruption and jailed, raided Harrison's home while he was attending Sir Paul MCCartney's wedding to first wife Linda. He was later arrested and fined.
Both arrest documents were acquired by a fingerprint specialist, who has since died.
The papers will be auctioned off online on Thursday (29Oct09).


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