César López Arrested For Marijuana
vrijdag, 16 oktober 2009
16 Oct 2009 - Colombian musician and peace activist César López has been charged with marijuana possession.
Police in central Pennsylvania say they've nabbed a real pothead. They said an officer spotted 29-year-old César López inside a convenience store with a bag of marijuana stuck to his forehead. Investigators said López, the also creator of the escopetarra (a working guitar made from pieces of a weapon and guitar) was seen peering inside his baseball cap early Saturday morning in Lebanon, about 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
When López looked up, the officer noticed a small plastic bag appearing to contain marijuana stuck to his forehead.
Police said the officer peeled the bag off Lopez's forehead and
placed him under arrest. He has been charged with drug possession.
Police do not know whether Lopez has an attorney. Authorities say the
sweatband of a baseball cap is a frequent hiding place for drugs.
López is part of a group called the Battalion of Immediate Artistic
Reaction, which consists of various other musicians and activists who
seek an alternative to the ever-present violence that plagues Colombia,
and specifically the capital, Bogotá. When the group receives news of
another violent attack in the city, they meet and head out to the
streets of Bogotá to play soothing music for victims.