• Short Summary

    BEATLE JOHN LENNON WAS FINED GBP150 STERLING IN A LONDON COURT TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR POSSESSING THE DRUG CANNIBIS RESIN.

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    BEATLE JOHN LENNON WAS FINED GBP150 STERLING IN A LONDON COURT TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR POSSESSING THE DRUG CANNIBIS RESIN. CHARGES OF POSSESSING CANNABIS AND OBSTRUCTING POLICE AGAINST 34-YEAR-OLD MISS YOKO ONO, HIS JAPANESE GIRLFRIEND, WERE DISMISSED AS THE PROSECUTION OFFERED NO EVIDENCE.

    THE 28-YEAR-OLD MR. LENNON, WHO PLEADED GUILTY WAS ALSO ORDERED TO PAY GBP21 STERLING COSTS. POLICE DROPPED A CHARGE OF OBSTRUCTION AGAINST HIM.

    THE MILLIONAIRE POP STAT, RECENTLY DIVORCED BY HIS WIFE CYNTHIA, LIVES WITH MISS ONO IN THE FLAT WHERE THE DRUGS WERE FOUND.

    POLICE, USING DOGS, SEARCHED THE FLAT AND FOUND A QUANTITY OF DRUG. THE PROSECUTION SAID THAT POLICE HAD TO WAIT SEVEN OR EIGHT MINUTES BEFORE THEY WERE LET INTO THE FLAT.

    LAST WEEK, MISS ONO, WHO IS MARRIED TO AMERICAN FILM PRODUCER ANTHONY COX, LOST A BABY SHE AND MR. LENNON WERE EXPECTING IN FEBRUARY.

    THE MAGISTRATE TOLD MR. LENNON THAT HE WAS NOT GOING IMPOSE A PRISON SENTENCE BECAUSE IT WAS HIS FIRST OFFENCE.

    A LARGE CROWD OF SPECTATORS AND NEWSMEN WAITED OUTSIDE THE MARYLEBONE MAGISTRATE'S COURT IN WEST LONDON FOR THE COUPLE TO APPEAR AFTER THE HEARING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECIIJIWB9BY8DGICNU6U8K6E
    Media URN:
    VLVAECIIJIWB9BY8DGICNU6U8K6E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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