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25TH Anniversary of David Lee Roth Getting Busted

(Photo Courtesy of Jimmy O’Sheehan Photography )

On this day in 1993, the NYPD was doing a sweep of drug buyers and pushers in Washington Square Park. One of the people they arrested turned out to be David Lee Roth, who was busted after scoring some “Jamaican bunk reefer”. What’s ironic is Roth told a radio interviewer when he left Van halen in 1992, the reason he left was his “disgust over band members using drugs.” Here’s a report from 1993 reporting on the bust