Friday, January 9, 2009

Update: Ron White

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- A Vero Beach judge has found comedian Ron White guilty of minor drug charges.

The "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" veteran won't serve any jail time under a decision filed Tuesday. White's attorney worked out a plea deal with prosecutors in November. He will serve six months probation, pay fines and fees and have his driver license suspended for two years.
White was arrested after flying into Vero Beach on a private plane in September. Police reports show he was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, valued at $10, and drug paraphernalia.

White, who didn't appear in court, has said previously that a former employee angry over not getting a severance tipped off Florida police that he was carrying marijuana.