George Clinton was arrested on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida,
and charged with a felony count of cocaine possession.
The sixty-two-year-old Parliament/Funkadelic founder and funk
legend was approached by police around 2 a.m. at a Circle K parking
lot, where he was sitting in the passenger seat of a car. Clinton
allegedly dropped a crack pipe between the seats, earning a
misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia. Upon being
questioned by an officer, Clinton admitted that he was in
possession of cocaine and was arrested. A plastic bag retrieved by
police tested positive for cocaine.
Clinton posted a $2,650 bond over the weekend and was released
from the Leon County Jail. The felony charge carries a maximum of
five years in prison, though the case could also go to drug court,
where the charges would be dropped if Clinton successfully
completes a rehabilitation program.