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Montel Williams Busted with Drug Pipe

1/4/2011 9:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Montel Williams was cited for packing a marijuana pipe at the airport in Milwaukee today ... according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

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Cops say TSA busted the former talk show host with a metal pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana ... as he went through security.

The pipe -- which was in his carry-on -- set off a metal detector. We're told there was no residue.

Montel is a long time advocate of medical marijuana -- which he uses to manage pain related to multiple sclerosis.

Montel was released after paying a $484 citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. The sheriff's department tells us Montel was very mellow cooperative.


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61.

Frank    

"Drug" pipe? Cannabis is not a drug. It's the unprocessed flower of a plant. You can't OD from smoking this flower. It hasn't been proven to cause cancer. No one dies from it. Please.

1389 days ago
62.

Fred    

medical marijuana, my ass. no such thing. i live in colorado and i love watching the 18-35 crowd all claiming they are either going blind or have irritable bowel syndrome.

if you choose drugs, you are an idiot. have a wonderful, pathetic life. freakin' losers.

1389 days ago
63.

eh    

stop wasting my tax dollars on harrassing people over petty crap like this!

1389 days ago
64.

BB    

@ #3 Thats not what your mom told me. She Like loves it.

1389 days ago
65.

Nicci    

I think it is horrible that a drug such as Marijuana is criminalize when it has been proven to help with many diseases such as Glaucoma and the pain associated with MS where as alcohol actually leads to deterioration of the human body and it is legal. Such a pity.

1389 days ago
66.

Yono    

The TSA is NOT there to stop terrorists.. they are in our airports to arrest American citizens for the DEA.

1389 days ago
67.

stumpy    

35.

What the hell is he doing with metal paraphernalia? That's so bush league.

Posted at 9:22 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by Nostradamus
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For pipes glass or stone are much better
although a well seasoned hardwood pipe
can give a good smoke

1389 days ago
68.

kromen    

If there was no residue, how is it considered drug paraphernalia?

1389 days ago
69.

Sam    

No one should have a right to tell me what plants I can and cannot grow.

1389 days ago
70.

megan    

Something is this article is incorrect because a pipe without residue is not illegal at all - that is why you can purchase them. If it truly had no residue in it, then he wouldn't have been charged with anything.

1389 days ago
71.

malcolm kyle    

Many of us have now finally wised up to the fact that the best avenue towards realistically dealing with drug use and addiction is through proper regulation, which is what we already do with alcohol & tobacco --two of our most dangerous mood altering substances. But for those of you whose ignorant minds traverse a fantasy plane of existence, you will no doubt remain sorely upset with any type of solution that does not seem to lead to the absurd and unattainable utopia of a drug free society.

There is an irrefutable connection between drug prohibition and the crime, corruption, disease and death it causes. If you are not capable of understanding this connection, then maybe you're using something far stronger than the rest of us. Anybody 'halfway bright' and who's not psychologically challenged, should be capable of understanding, that it is not simply the demand for drugs that creates the mayhem; it is our refusal to let legal businesses meet that demand.

No amount of money, police powers, weaponry, wishful thinking or pseudo-science will make our streets safer; only an end to prohibition can do that. How much longer are you willing to foolishly risk your own survival by continuing to ignore the obvious, historically confirmed solution?

If you support prohibition then you've helped trigger the worst crime wave in history.

If you support prohibition you've helped escalate the number of people on welfare who can't find employment due to their felony status.

If you support prohibition you've a helped create a black market with massive incentives to hook both adults and children alike.

If you support prohibition you've helped to make these dangerous substances available in schools and prisons.

If you support prohibition you've helped raise gang warfare to a level not seen since the days of alcohol bootlegging.

If you support prohibition you've helped create the prison-for-profit synergy with drug lords.

If you support prohibition you've helped remove many important civil liberties from those citizens you falsely claim to represent.

If you support prohibition you've helped put previously unknown and contaminated drugs on the streets.

If you support prohibition you've helped to escalate Theft, Muggings and Burglaries.

If you support prohibition you've helped to divert scarce law-enforcement resources away from protecting your fellow citizens from the ever escalating violence against their person or property.

If you support prohibition you've helped overcrowd the courts and prisons, thus making it increasingly impossible to curtail the people who are hurting and terrorizing others.

If you support prohibition you've helped evolve local gangs into transnational enterprises with intricate power structures that reach into every corner of society, controlling vast swaths of territory with significant social and military resources at their disposal.

If you support prohibition then prepare yourself for even more death, corruption, sickness, imprisonment, unemployment, foreclosed homes, and the complete loss of the rule of law and the Bill of Rights.

1389 days ago
72.

dd    

@16 Ron It's MONTEL WILLIAMS NOT MONTEL JORDAN....

1389 days ago
73.

EastCoastChopper    

Yep, this Cat pimps a payday lender to the poor peeps...That makes him worse than Glenn Beck and Goldline.
Shame on your lameass montel...shame!

1389 days ago
74.

Atillathegun    

There was no residue because Montel is trying to get himself noticed. Definitely a publicity stunt. You see Montel is the kind of person that needs to be on TV and his desperate attempts at every two bit show clearly indicates this. Why he's even hawking all sorts of crappy equipment around the button.
Go play in traffic Montel, even your Vegas whore wife had enough of you. You are interesting in your own mind not ours.
Laughable, nobody smokes with pipes anymore Montel, unless it's crack! and it looks like the wrong pipe hahaha. Now if it were a few roaches then we would have understood but a residue free pipe????? Trying to get noticed eh! Sure seems like it . Now go away.

1389 days ago
75.

PrincessGinger    

I am a breast cancer survivor. I live in a state where medical marijuana is not legal, but I used it anyway and thank god I did. It helped tremendously in handling the side effects of chemo. I was able to work while undergoing chemo and while I did have some appetite loss and nausea, it was minor and it also helped with some of the anxiety associated with having such a serious illness.

Marijuana is not only relatively harmless (definitely less harmful than alcohol) it has healing properties. Legalize it - for EVERYONE!

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