Police release details in Coery Feldman traffic stop
Mangham Police has released a more detailed report about what happened during a Saturday night traffic stop involving actor/musician Corey Feldman and his band.
In a statement, Chief Perry Fleming describes what police say happened:
Actor and musician Corey Feldman is facing marijuana charges in Mangham.
Mangham Police say officers pulled over Feldman's tour bus for speeding when they found Feldman was driving with a suspended license.
Police say they searched the bus and found marijuana and prescription pills. Feldman was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, speeding, and driving with a suspended license. He was able to pay a fine and was released.
On his Twitter page, Feldman said he had nothing on him but was charged because the tour bus is in his name. He said the marijuana was a member of the crew's, who has a legal California prescription. He also claimed the pills were legal, and officers promised to drop the charges if he could provide proof of prescription.
He claimed the traffic stop was "a bit of a good ol shakedown," and that officers asked for pictures and autographs after he paid the fine in cash.
The band was stopped on their way to play a concert at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom in Monroe. They are scheduled to play another concert in Houston Sunday night, which Feldman tweeted would go on as scheduled.
The Richland Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed that actor/musician Corey Feldman was arrested Saturday night on unspecified drug charges in Mangham.
Feldman and his band were scheduled to play Saturday night at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom in Monroe, but he was arrested before the show started.
Feldman will be booked into the Richland Parish Detention Center. Sheriff Gary Gilley says more information about the arrest is forthcoming.
Feldman is famous for his roles in "The Goonies" and "The Lost Boys."