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Paul McCartney Arrested on Drug Charge

Paul McCartney's drug arrest in Japan on January 16, 1980, is carried on major news outlets. On tour with his band Wings, the former Beatle was arrested in Tokyo after customs officials found 7.7 ounces of marijuana in his luggage.

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