Montel Williams Cited for Drug Paraphernalia
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin has confirmed that former talk show host Montel Williams was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia at General Mitchell International Airport on Tuesday.
Williams was caught by TSA with a pipe commonly used for marijuana while going through a security checkpoint, a sheriff's spokesperson said. He paid the citation of $484 and was released to resume his travel plans.
Williams suffers from multiple sclerosis and is a prominent advocate for legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.
- Article from CNN.
Montel Williams cited at Mitchell for pot pipe
TV celebrity Montel Williams was cited at Mitchell International Airport on Tuesday for carrying a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana, the Milwaukee County sheriff's office reported.
Williams, 54, was issued the citation for possession of drug paraphernalia after being caught with the pipe by Transportation Security Administration agents while going through a security checkpoint, a news release from the sheriff's office says.
Williams paid the $484 forfeiture and was released to resume his travel plans, according to the release.
Williams, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, has advocated for the legalization of marijuana for medical use and has said he uses the drug to ease the effects of his condition.
He has joined other medical marijuana advocates to implore Congress to allow him and other sick people to use the drug without fear of prosecution.
The former talk show host also founded the Montel Williams MS Foundation.
- Article from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.