81 Johnny Cash

Full Name: John R. Cash

Johnny Cash

Date: 10/5/1965

Charged with: ,

Federal agents arrested country legend Johnny Cash in El Paso, Texas when they found 688 Dexedrine capsules (a hallucinogen) and 475 Equanil tablets (a tranquilizer) in Cash’s guitar case. Federal agents suspected that he was smuggling prescription pills across the border, from Juarez, Mexico, so they had been watching his movements. Cash was slapped with a $1,000 fine and a one-month suspended sentence because the pills were prescription and not illegal.

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