Ron White Arrested for Smoking Pot on His Own Plane

April 20th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD  

Blue Collar Atlanta comic Ron White was arrested as he got off his plane in Vero Beach, Florida, for smoking pot on his own plane. According to Vero Beach police spokesperson John Morrison, White turned it less than three grams of marijuana and a small glass smoking pipe that he was carrying on the plane and also agreed to a body search when arrested. He initially said that he was smoking pot for medicinal reasons but had no evidence to prove his claim. No other drugs were found when his plane was searched. White, 51, was charged for possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia and posted a $10,000 bond. He was then released by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. Two pilots who had worked with White earlier said the comedian had carried drugs with him on the plane earlier too. Scott Wolcott of Conyers was fired by White on charges of alleged cockpit fights earlier, and said,

“They finally nailed him. He smokes marijuana like a chain smoker smokes cigarettes.” The alleged cockpit altercation was about White’s habit of lighting up inside the plane. Wolcott said, “We put our foot down. Just by having any trace of his second-hand marijuana smoke in our bodies, we could lose our pilot’s licenses for good.”

Former co-pilot Chris LaPlante said Whit regularly smoked pot aboard the flight and sometimes it was so bad that ““we wore oxygen masks” to prevent getting high. He said, “Now it’s proven that we were telling the truth.”

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