Bret Michaels Busted for Pot

Indiana police find marijuana and "unidentified controlled substances" on rocker's tour bus, no charges filed yet

July 23, 2010 2:19 PM ET

Bret Michaels and his touring crew were caugh with possession of marijuana and other controlled substances on Wednesday night in Dekalb County, Indiana, the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel reports. Police discovered the contraband after pulling over Michaels' two buses for a routine traffic violation. No arrests were made, although officers on the scene filed a report with the DeKalb Prosecutor's Office, who will determine whether to bring charges against Michaels and his crew. In a statement to Rolling Stone, Michaels' rep says, "Mr. Michaels allowed an open search of the buses and everything was handled in a professional manner."

Nothin' but Good Times: Photos of Bret Michaels and Poison Through the Years.

According to the News-Sentinel, Michaels and his crew were pulled over just before midnight on July 21st due to a "lighting violation" on one of the buses. After checking both bus drivers' license and registration, a DeKalb County sheriff used a K9 unit to search the first bus, which Michaels was not on. The dog received a positive hit, uncovering both marijuana and other controlled substances. The K9 unit then searched the second tour bus, which Michaels was on. The dog received another positive hit for marijuana, which was also discovered on-board. TMZ reports that controlled substances found on the first bus were illegal drugs, however, no arrests were made after the discovery and both buses were allowed to continue on to a show yesterday in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Keep up with rock's latest news in Random Notes.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, Michaels suffered a massive brain hemorrhage back in April and spent several weeks recovering and rehabilitating from the injury before heading back out on the road in late-May. (He told RS he suffered the hemorrhage Busty Cops 3 .) Michaels is expected to make a full recovery. Despite the hemorrhage, the Poison rocker still managed to be victorious on this season's Celebrity Apprentice, though his hopes of becoming Simon Cowell's replacement on American Idol were dashed earlier this week.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“I Was Made to Love Her”

Stevie Wonder | 1967

Stevie Wonder discovered true love while still a teenager, writing this ode to young love when he was only 17. The song, Wonder explained, "kind of speaks of my first love, to a girl named Angie, who was a very beautiful woman. She's married now. Actually, she was my third girlfriend but my first love. I used to call Angie up and we would talk and say, 'I love you, I love you,' and we'd talk and we'd both go to sleep on the phone.” The Beach Boys, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men have all recorded versions of "I Was Made to Love Her."

More Song Stories entries »