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List of American people convicted of drug offenses

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  • 2 Chainz (Tauheed Epps) — At the age of 15, Epps was convicted of felony cocaine possession.[1]
  • 6ix9ine[citation needed]
  • 50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) — On June 29, 1994, Jackson was arrested for selling four vials of cocaine to an undercover police officer. He was arrested again three weeks later, when police searched his home and found heroin, ten ounces of crack cocaine and a starter's pistol. Although Jackson was sentenced to three to nine years in prison, he served six months in a boot camp (where he earned his high-school equivalency diploma). According to him, he did not use cocaine.[2][3][4]
  • Clarence Aaron — Clarence Aaron is an American recipient of a presidential commutation,[5] after having been originally given a triple life sentence for helping to coordinate a drug deal. He was released from prison the third week of April 2014.[6][7] The mishandling of his petition was among the reasons United States Pardon Attorney Ronald Rodgers was removed from office a short time later.[8]
  • Trent Acid — April 2, 2010, Verdi was arrested for possession of heroin. This charge combined with other previous charges, which included possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. On May 12 he was sentenced to a maximum of 23 months of confinement, in addition to court mandated rehab, after reaching a plea deal. He had another trial set for July 13.[9][10]
  • Brian Adams (wrestler) — On March 13, 1995, Adams was arrested at his home in Kona, Hawaii, after narcotics officers searched his home and discovered 500 units of anabolic steroids and several unregistered semi-automatic guns. He was released on $10,275 bail. On October 28, 1995, he was sentenced to five years probation after pleading no-contest to 11 counts of drug and weapons charges.[11]
  • Willie Aikens — Cocaine possession. He received the maximum sentence of 15 years and eight months, and received an additional five years because he allegedly had a loaded gun in the room where the drugs were sold.[12]
  • Cadillac Anderson — football player, in October 1998, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in Biloxi, Mississippi and was sentenced to five months in prison.[13]
  • Shaun Earl Arender[citation needed] — convicted murderer
  • Joseph Armone — a gangster in the Gambino crime family who served as underboss. On October 1, 1964, Armone and 11 other mobsters were indicted in what became the French Connection case.[14] They were accused of transporting $20 million worth of heroin from 1956 to 1965 from France to the U.S. using sailors, businessmen and a diplomat as drug couriers. During the trial, one of the jurors was approached outside the courthouse by Patricia DeAlesandro, a former Playboy bunny and a friend of Armone. DeAlesandro tried to bribe the juror, but he reported the incident to law enforcement. DeAlesandro was later convicted of bribery and sentenced to five years in prison.[15]
  • Dwight Armstrong — best known for bombing a building at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, he was arrested again in 1987 in Indiana where he was charged with operating a meth lab.[16] He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was released in 1991.
  • Patrick Arnold — chemist, in 2006, Arnold was sentenced to three months in prison at Federal Correctional Institution, Morgantown in West Virginia followed by three months of house arrest for his role in the BALCO scandal.[17]
  • Alphonse Attardi — Alphonse "The Peacemaker" Attardi (April 1, 1892 – July 17, 1970) was a New York mobster involved in narcotics who later became a government informant. His front was ownership of an olive oil importing business. In the early 1950s, Attardi was arrested for drug trafficking in Houston, Texas.
  • Boosie Badazz
  • J. C. Bailey
  • Marion Barry
  • Marion Christopher Barry
  • Hunter Beard
  • William Bedford (basketball)
  • Lyle Beerbohm
  • Willie Best
  • Al Blevins
  • Corie Blount
  • Tony Boles
  • Monk Bonasorte
  • Johnny Boone
  • Bobby Brown
  • James Brown
  • Kenyel Brown
  • Lenny Bruce
  • Susan Burton
  • Chris Butler (private investigator)
  • Ken Caminiti
  • Orlando Cepeda
  • Charles Chapman (swimmer)
  • Daveigh Chase
  • Tommy Chong
  • Else Christensen
  • Clarence 13X
  • Jim Clark (sheriff)
  • Alex Cole
  • Frederick Pete Cox
  • Kirby Criswell
  • Dave Dahl (entrepreneur)
  • Dan Davis (writer)
  • Richard Allen Davis


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  2. "50 Cent: Biography". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2010. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Dave (November 2, 2003). Jackson Interview on Howard Stern Show. Rap News Network. Accessed May 22, 2007.
  4. Time Waster. "50 Cent". The Smoking Gun. Archived from the original on September 13, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2012. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Obama commutes Clarence Aaron's sentence. Adam Serwer. MSNBC. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  6. Maddow, Rachel (2014-04-22). "Obama could drastically expand drug clemency". MSNBC.
  7. Lawinski, Jennifer (December 4, 2008). "Locked Up for Life, Part One: The Case of Clarence Aaron". Fox News.
  8. Bazelon, Emily (April 23, 2014). "Power of the Pardon: Obama may finally use his. But can mass clemency fix a broken criminal justice system?". Slate.
  9. Lash, Adam (2010-05-23). "Trent Acid pleads guilty, sentenced to maximum of 23 months". Indy Wrestling News.
  10. Caldwell, James (2010-06-18). "Other News: Former ROH tag champion Trent Acid reportedly found dead this morning at age 29". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  11. "Another Professional Wrestler is Found Dead at His Home". The New York Times. 14 August 2007.
  12. "Ex-major leaguer Aikens released after nearly 14 years". ESPN. June 4, 2008.
  13. Anderson Admits Drug Offense, New York Times, October 22, 1998, Retrieved 2009-10-29
  14. "U.S. Indicts 12 in Smuggling of $20 Million in Narcotics" (PDF). New York Times. October 1, 1964. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  15. "Ex-Bunny Sentenced for Bribe Attempt" (PDF). New York Time. January 4, 1966. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  16. Staff. "Armstrong faces prison term", The Milwaukee Journal, September 6, 1988. Accessed June 28, 2010.
  17. Creator Of 'The Clear' Imprisoned CBS News, 04 Aug 2006, retrieved July 2007

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