April 10, 1991 |
Michigan State basketball player Parish Hickman appeared before a federal judge on cocaine charges a day after he was arrested on campus. A detention hearing was scheduled Thursday for Hickman, who remains in custody in the Kent County Jail.
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July 15, 1988
Pop singer Jonathan (Chico) DeBarge was dropped from the cast of the Sheriff's Department's anti-drug telethon after he was arrested last weekend for allegedly ferrying 2.2 pounds of cocaine from Los Angeles to Michigan. The telethon, to be broadcast Saturday, will raise money for the 3-year-old Substance Abuse and Narcotics Education program, dubbed SANE for short. It is designed to help elementary school students stay off drugs. "This telethon is to tell people to not use drugs.
March 3, 1989
Forward Bob Probert of the Detroit Red Wings was charged with smuggling 14.3 grams of cocaine across the U.S.-Canadian border. Authorities said Thursday that the drug was found in his underwear. At his arraignment, Probert, 23, was silent on the federal drug-smuggling charge, which carries a maximum 20 years in prison and $1-million fine on conviction. A plea of not guilty was entered on Probert's behalf and he was released after posting 10% of a $50,000 cash bond.
August 14, 1999 |
Two men were accused Friday of selling instructions and ingredients for a powerful "date rape" drug on the Internet. Carl Gorton, 63, of Merritt Island, Fla., and John Hedrick, 22, of Colorado Springs, Colo., have been charged in Michigan with one count each of solicitation to manufacture a controlled substance. Michigan Atty. Gen. Jennifer Granholm said the instructions on how to make GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate, were so easy "a third-grader could have put them together."