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Art Garfunkel Charged With Having Pot (No Who)
Art Garfunkel Charged With Having Marijuana After Police Pull Over Limo in
Upstate New York
The Associated Press
HURLEY, N.Y. Jan. 22 - Art Garfunkel, part of the folk music duo Simon and
Garfunkel, was charged with having marijuana after police pulled over his
limousine for speeding in upstate New York.
Garfunkel, 62, of Manhattan, was caught with a small amount of marijuana in
his jacket pocket and was charged with possession of marijuana, a violation,
reported the Daily Freeman of Kingston.
Police said Garfunkel was riding alone when a state trooper stopped the limo
around 12:20 p.m. Saturday in Hurley, 55 miles southwest of Albany. The
trooper smelled marijuana after approaching the vehicle.
State police Capt. Louis Barbaria Jr. said the trooper didn't realize who he
arrested until later, although Garfunkel told him he is a celebrity.
Barbaria didn't know why Garfunkel was in Ulster County.
Garfunkel was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 28 on the charge, or he
could respond by mail or have a lawyer appear for him.
He faces a $100 fine, unless he has had a conviction within the past three
years and police did say whether he has.
Garfunkel completed a U.S. concert tour with Paul Simon last fall, their
first in 20 years. Simon and Garfunkel, who have been inducted into the Rock
And Roll Hall of Fame, produced a string of hits in the 1960s, including
"The Sounds of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," "Old Friends" and "The 59th Street
Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)," before breaking up.
- SCHRADE in Akron
The Council For Secular Humanism