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Buffett’s Pills Seized by French Authorities

October 6th, 2006

The New York Post reports that Buffett was caught in France with more than 100 tablets of ecstasy.

French authorities reportedly seized more than 100 tabs of club drug “ecstasy” from Jimmy Buffett’s luggage this week.

The Grammy-winning singer got into trouble when he flew into Toulon-Hyères International Airport in the South of France on a rented private jet and customs officials started poking around in his suitcases. Buffett, who was on his way to chill out in the ritzy resort town of St. Tropez, was detained, but not arrested, and allowed to go free after paying a fine of 300 euros – about $380.

A spokeswoman for Buffett denied he’d had any ecstasy in the luggage. The rep insisted, “It was medicine prescribed by his doctor.” But she wouldn’t name the medicine or what ailment Buffett was using it for. She also refused to comment on why, if the substance was legally prescribed, Buffett agreed to pay the fine.

Read the entire story here.

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