One of the greatest jazz drummers of
all time, Gene Krupa was arrested at the Golden Gate Theater on
January l9, l943, due to an allegation that he had used a 20 year
old "roadie" to transport a small amount of marijuana. Krupa was
arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a
minor, a misdemeanor.
Krupa's attorney, Jake Ehrlich, pled
Krupa to the misdemeanor with a recommendation from the D.A. that a
$500 fine be administered. To everyone's surprise, the judge ordered
the $500 fine and 90 days in the county jail. Krupa did the time.