Keef certainly lived up to his reputation during those wild Stones years
In 1973 France slams the door on Keith Richards and he’s sentenced to 1 year in prison for drug trafficking
Keith Richards certainly lived up to his reputation during the 1960’s and 1970’s, but in 1973 France slammed the door on Keef. During the early 1970’s The Rolling Stones relocated to the South of France to run from British tax system, together the band rented a mansion where they all lived together with friends and acquaintances, and at the same time they recorded their 1972 album “Exile On Main St.”. It’s been said that the Stones and their friends weren’t shy on the the abundant drug use flowing inside the mansion during those days, an unexpected participant used as a drug mule for the band was British actor Jake Weber that played Alison Dubois husband, Joe Dubois, in the TV series “Medium”. Weber who was around 7 years old at the time, together with his brother (the mystery child from the Royal Albert Hall Jimi Hendrix 1969 concert) were staying in the house with their parents who besides being friends with the band also provided some “food for soul”. But on October 15th, 1973, Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, he was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000 franc fine and also banned from entering France during two years. This wasn’t the first Stones drug problem involving the Police, during the 1960’s Richards and Jagger were arrested and went to trial accused of drug possession, and for the remaining of the 1970’s Keith would again ran into problems with the law due to his habit.
Watch a short documentary about Keith Richards problems with the law due to his drug use
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