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NAMES IN THE NEWS : Ike Turner Arrested on Coke Charge

May 19, 1989| From Times wire service s

Ike Turner, former husband of singer Tina Turner, was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of being under the influence of rock cocaine after running a stop sign in West Hollywood, sheriff's deputies said today.

Deputies said an unloaded .38-caliber revolver was found in the car, along with an undisclosed amount of cocaine. Turner was held pending a bail hearing. The 57-year-old musician, who has battled cocaine addiction since 1970, has had a long string of drug arrests.

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