GUN Blues Traveler John Popper arreseted carrying arsenal and speeding

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  1. 993kgt

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    SPOKANE, Wash. — Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested after the vehicle he was riding in was clocked going 111 mph, the Washington State Patrol said Wednesday.

    Popper, 39, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 90 near the Spokane/Lincoln county line, the Washington State Patrol said.

    Inside the black Mercedes SUV, officers found a cache of weapons and a small amount of marijuana, the Patrol said. A police dog searched the vehicle, finding numerous hidden compartments containing four rifles, nine handguns and a switchblade knife. Authorities also found a Taser and night vision goggles. The vehicle was seized.

    Popper, who lives in Snohomish, Wash., is the owner of the vehicle, which was being driven by Brian Gourgeois, 34, of Austin, Texas, said state patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney. The vehicle also had flashing emergency headlights, a siren and a public address system, the Patrol said.

    "Popper indicated to troopers that he had installed these items in his vehicle because (in the event of a natural disaster) he didn't want to be left behind," the Patrol said in a news release. He also told officers he collected weapons, the Patrol said.

    The two men were booked administratively into the Adams County jail and released on their own recognizance. Authorities plan to charge them with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gourgeois will also face a charge of reckless driving, the Patrol said.

    Popper did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment Wednesday night.

    Popper achieved fame as a harmonica player and frontman for Blues Traveler. The band won a Grammy award in 1996 for the song "Run-around," which Popper composed.

    Popper recently formed a group called The John Popper Project with DJ Logic, which released an album in 2006 and is scheduled to go on the road later this month.


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    That police dog must have a good nose to smell weapons!
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    edit: is that a SBR 50BMG??
     
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    I think the charge for hiding places is a stupid law.
     
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    repost, but I'm still pissed, so I'll allow it.
     
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    I hope they give him his weapons back.
     
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    Depends how the BS "hidden" compartment thing turns out thats a felony.
     
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    he could lose em for life if that's the case, no?
     
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    Yeah, if he's got a good lawyer probably good chance of beating the compartment charges though.
     
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    Where's the hidden compartment charges mentioned?

    All it says there is drug paraphernalia and posession of a controlled substance charges.
     
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    In the article I posted in my thread it said
     
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    Big ass drawer with obvious latches does not look to hidden to me.

    Like the steyer scouts though :o
     
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    Yeah I'm betting these "hidden compartments" are just utility drawers. Fucking lame.
     
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    I'd be willing to be that the compartments charge is paired with the drug charge, for trafficking violations.
     
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    i heard about it this morning on the radio... they said his reason for all of that, was for the next disaster... he didn't want to be left behind.
     
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    looks like someone moves slightly higher in my cool people list
     

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