Ray Winstone - Ray Winstone's Drug Charge Causes Problems With U.s. Authorities12 September 2012
Ray Winstone's Drug Charge Causes Problems With U.s. Authorities
The Departed star is stopped whenever he lands on American soil and spends up to four hours sitting in a holding cell while authorities check his credentials.
The Hollywood hardman admitted he has convictions for assault but he's convinced it's his cannabis possession charge dating back to the mid-1970s that alerts officials.
Winstone tells London's Time Out magazine, "When I was a kid, my first acting job away was in Torquay (in England), and everyone had a party in my room... I can't smoke waccy baccy (cannabis), it sends me mad but everyone else was.
"The next day they spun (checked) my room over and found a bit. Rather than my dad finding out, I said, 'Yeah, I'm guilty'. Now I have to sit in a room in the airport in America for four hours every time I go."
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