GUN Musician busted for guns and speeding

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=6194768
    Rocker John Popper sings the blues after being busted near Ritzville

    RITZVILLE, Wash. - 39-year-old John Popper of the popular band Blues Traveler was arrested nine miles east of Ritzville Tuesday for drug possession, after Washington State Patrol troopers stopped the vehicle he was traveling in for driving at excessive speeds.

    Around 4:30 p.m., WSP stopped the black Mercedes SUV nine miles east of Ritzville after clocking the vehicle at 111 mph.

    Initially the driver, 34-year-old Brian Gourgeois was initially placed under arrest for reckless driving. The passenger and registered owner of the vehicle, 39 year old John Popper, was placed under arrest for drug possession after troopers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Gourgeois resides in Austin, TX and Popper lives in Snohomish, Washington.

    A search by a K-9 unit revealed multiple hidden compartments in the vehicle. A total of 14 weapons, including four rifles (one of which was a 50 caliber rifle), nine handguns and a switchblade knife were recovered. Night vision goggles and a taser were also located in the vehicle. Popper told authorities he was a collector of weapons.

    The vehicle was also equipped with flashing emergency headlights, a siren and external public address (PA) system. Popper said he had installed the items because in the event of a natural disaster he didn't want to be left behind.

    Troopers also recovered a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana pipe. Popper and Gourgeois were booked into the Adams County Jail and will be charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Gourgeois faces an additional charge of reckless driving. The Spokane Regional Drug Task Force and the ATF have been called to assist in the investigation. DEA agents seized Popper's vehicle and he could face federal charges of possessing a vehicle with hidden compartments.
    :ugh:

    So its illegal to have hidden compartments now? and who gets to make the decision if its a hidden compartment? that drawer sure as fuck doesnt look like ahidden compartment.
     
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    wtf. I love John Popper! This is the dumbest crap I have EVER HEARD OF.

    How many hidden compartments are in cars these days? 50? It's a feature now.
     
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    Drawer?
     
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    fuck. that's awesome. I WISH I had that gear.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I'm jealous...but where are all the assualt rifles?
     
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    Apparently its a bad idea to exceed 100mph in a suv filled with guns that smells like pot. Who knew. I like blues traveler but that was stupid.
     
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    I don't mind busting him for the things he actually did, but calling up this lame ass law to try and throw a felony in there is just garbage.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    :werd:


    Gotta watch your speed :hsugh:
     
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    lol the .50 looks like it will really hurt.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Since when were those drawers fucking illegal? :ugh:
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    maybe that's just the new trunkless SUV :ugh:
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    You could hide guns or drugs or mexicans in there!!1!1!11!
     
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    This guy was on the Howard Stern radio show a while back and sneaked in about 5 knives
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    this makes perfect sense :coolugh:
     
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    WTF, they even make mini fucking vans with "hidden compartments." Stow and go seating is a violation of federal law!:noes::run: Stories like this piss me the fuck off.

    The dude sounds like he'd fit right in with zombie crew though.
     
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    Blues Traveler is still around?? :rofl:
     
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    Dude, their newest album is awesome.

    I missed them when they came through Charlotte a year or so ago. Stupid stupid :wtc:
     
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    no thanks.

    Go here for a real show...though I'm not so sure about the place from the name hah
    4/25 - Kernersville, NC @ Creation Skatepark
     
  22. is popper a liberal?

    i expected this thread to be about a liberal lefty musician being hypocritical.
     
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    His pipe was a felony, but not the actual weed.
     
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    Why is the pipe a felony?
     

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