Lead Singer of Blues Traveler Arrested on Weapons Charges

Washington state troopers arrested Blues Traveler lead singer John Popper after finding handguns, rifles, a switchblade knife, and drugs inside his car after they pulled the vehicle over for speeding.


While Popper was a passenger in a car registered in his name, state police stopped the car for driving 111 mph in eastern Washington. The driver was arrested for reckless driving. Police smelled marijuana and arrested the singer for possession. A search of the vehicle turned up the weapons stashed in hidden compartments of the car. The stash included total of 14 weapons including four rifles, nine handguns, and a switchblade knife.

“The sheer amount of weapons and the modifications to the vehicle are not something we see everyday,” said a Washington State Patrol spokesman, who added that none of the guns were illegally acquired.


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