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Police release secret files on Mick Jagger's drug raid claims
Posted by: Marhsall ()
Date: August 13, 2005 02:07



Mick Jagger, pictured leaving a Rolling Stones concert in 1964, would later claim police planted drugs in his apartment.




LONDON (AP) — Today, he's respectable Sir Mick. But 35 years ago Mick Jagger was a rock rebel who could rattle the authorities.

Newly released police files show that in 1969, police considered Jagger an "intelligent young man" who lived on the fringe and consorted with "the dregs of society."

The records, declassified by the National Archives, detail Jagger's claim that detectives planted drugs on him during a raid on his London apartment in 1969.

The Rolling Stones singer was fined 200 pounds (about US$500 at the time) for possession of cannabis after the raid on his Chelsea home.


The Metropolitan Police launched an investigation into Jagger's claim that a drug squad officer, Detective Sgt. Robin Constable, had tried to plant white powder inside a box in the house.

"I think he put the box down and opened the folded paper. He said 'Ah, ah,' we won't have to look much further,'" Jagger said in a statement to police.

"As I got to him he showed me the paper and I saw it contained some white powder. I said 'You bastard, you planted me with heroin.'"

Jagger claimed Constable then said "Don't worry, Mick, we can sort it all out."

"He twice asked me how much it was worth. He then said 'a thousand,' but I never replied," Jagger said.

Scotland Yard launched an investigation, interviewing supporters of Jagger who ranged from a lawyer and a member of Parliament to minor drug dealers.

"The private persons interviewed during the course of this investigation represent extreme ends of the scale. At one end are public figures whilst at the other are the dregs of society," noted Commander Robert Huntley, who oversaw the inquiry.

The investigation concluded that there was no "substantial corroborative evidence" for Jagger's claim against the "hardworking and competent police officer" Constable.

"Michael Jagger is an intelligent young man, and doubtless is on the fringe, if not embroiled in the world of users of dangerous drugs," said Detective Chief Inspector William Wilson, one of the investigators.

The case was referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who concluded that no action should be taken against the police.


very intersting.........hope you all enjoy


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Re: Police release secret files on Mick Jagger's drug raid claims
Posted by: Pserchia ()
Date: August 13, 2005 04:02

This was reported in the New York Times last Sunday. I posted the complete Times story on this board. Enjoy!

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Re: Police release secret files on Mick Jagger's drug raid claims
Posted by: Marhsall ()
Date: August 13, 2005 04:41


Sorry for the repost.....I missed it the first time around

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