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AC/DC Drummer Phill Rudd Convicted Of Cannabis Possession

Stuff.co.nz has issued the following report:

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was convicted of cannabis possession in a Tauranga court this morning. It is the first time Rudd has been convicted of a drug offence, SunLive website reported.

Police discovered the drugs when they executed a search warrant on Rudd's launch at the Tauranga Bridge Marina on October 7th. Inside they found 25 grams of cannabis and a further two grams of cannabis at another location on the boat.

Rudd's lawyer, Craig Tuck, asked community magistrate Robyn Paterson to discharge him without conviction because the "low level" offence could hinder his chances of travelling internationally.

Tuck told Tauranga District Court that Rudd spent nine months travelling the globe with AC/DC in 2009, earning $400 million from concerts. "Over the last nine months, at least 20 countries have been entered," Tuck said.

"He travels extensively around the globe, across the planet, and on the basis of such criminality, which is low level offending, he is being targeted."

Source: Stuff.co.nz

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

f*** THE PIGS! NUKE AUTHORITY!!

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 8:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metal-man writes:

ac/dc rocks free phil

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. wilco writes:

funny sh** he should life in holland like angus young
so he can smoke when ever he wants

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 9:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. n0thinghead writes:

FREE PHIL!! lmfao!!!

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Schwenny writes:

Wow pretty sad when it's such a small amount makes such a big deal

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

though i am not personally a smoker, i find it infuriating that phill rudd can use some of his 400 million to clear the record of his offense. if the average working man were to be convicted, it would be on his record forever. he might lose his job, and not ever be able to get another decent one again.

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Natsquatch writes:

Maybe, but I find it far more infuriating that marijuana is even illegal in the first place.

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ChAinZ writes:

OH MAN, GOTTA WATCH OUT FOR THOSE 56 YEAR OLD POT SMOKERS!

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. anonymous writes:

doesnt surprise me one bit haha.
just about any rock star out there is tokin it up

P.S. makes me mad when ppl are busted for 420

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Trendkill91 writes:

A man of his age smoking weed, brings me to tears in laughter. I kind of didn't expect it.
Who cares, It's just weed. Give the judge a signed copy of one of thier cds and he'll be sweet.

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. n0thinghead writes:

nats: exactly.

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. silvermountains writes:

pigs.

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RTB writes:

Tkill, my words exactly..
400$ MILLION. ..f**k!

# Dec 1, 2010 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Ozzie writes:

Geez a rocker who smokes weed! I'm surprised this even makes the news....
Surely the courts have better things to deal with like murderers, rapists etc.....

# Dec 2, 2010 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Vans69 writes:

Wow, only weed? That's kind of embarassing. Like said before, aren't there REAL crimes to be solved ?

# Dec 8, 2010 @ 4:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. b.bristowe writes:

Only way for a business to thrive is to eliminate competition. Legal Marijuana vs. Illegal drug trade.

It's only a matter of time.

# Dec 8, 2010 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Keith Richards didnt quit cocaine until 2006, and he never went to prison. Nikki sixx almost died from heroine like 20 times. The drummer to ACDC gets busted for pot?

WHUH?

# Dec 8, 2010 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. n0thinghead writes:

i can't wait for them to legalize weed.

i mean, uh... SAY NO TO DRUGS!! ::sniffles::

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 9:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellrat writes:

goddamnit n'head brother.....you just made me inhale my coffee fvcker!!

:) !!

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. n0thinghead writes:

goes down smooth every time ;)

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. EsotericSurgery writes:

Jeeesus....if you got busted with 3 grams here in BC the cops would just look at you and tell you to fvck off because they're all too high and lazy to do the paperwork. If anything they'll just take it from you and have something to smoke after work. When I hear about things like this there's a Bill Hicks quote that comes to mind...

"It's not a war on drugs it's a war on personal freedom. That's what it is...okay? Keep that in mind at all times. Thank you."

# Dec 9, 2010 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ w... t... f?!?! LMAO @ the end tho.

# Dec 10, 2010 @ 8:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Mtlnrs writes:

I think it's a 25$ fine if it's under an ounce here in BC and thats only if the cops hate you enough to actually bust you for weed

# Dec 10, 2010 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. EsotericSurgery writes:

^^ He speaks the truth. Theoretically they could fine you if they wanted to but usually if it's under an ounce like Mtlnrs pointed out then they usually just confiscate it.

# Dec 10, 2010 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. btbamfav20 writes:

omfg I've been looking for a place to move so i can smoke pot in peace!

Amsterdam is too crowded and doesn;t have enough apartments for all the people that want to live there

Portugal has ALL drugs legalized, and surprisingly drug use of all types have gone down quite considerably.

i knew BC was lenient but not THAT lenient! now i don't have to get a working visa or anything, i can just move there since i live in Canada, and enjoy all the Maryjane i want!

NP: Seeking The Prophets - Order Of Ennead

# Dec 10, 2010 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^I guess its good to have goals.

# Dec 10, 2010 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. btbamfav20 writes:

hahaa ya man, dope should be legal, just like there shouldn't be any money lol

NP: Day Of The Dead - Degradead

# Dec 10, 2010 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. n0thinghead writes:

annual deaths in the US alone:

Tobacco - 435,000
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity - 365,000
Alcohol - 85,000
Microbial Agents - 75,000
Toxic Agents - 55,000
Motor Vehicle Crashes - 26,347
Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs - 32,000
Suicide - 30,622
Incidents Involving Firearms - 29,000
Homicide - 20,308
Sexual Behaviors - 20,000
All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect - 17,000
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs - 7,600
Marijuana - 0

legalize it!!!

# Dec 14, 2010 @ 8:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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