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Deja Vu

David Crosby is busted on gun, pot charges. A Manhattan hotel maid allegedly finds contraband in luggage the 62-year-old rocker left behind

Just because you're a classic rocker in your 60s doesn't mean you can't still be a rock & roll outlaw. Nearly two months after Art Garfunkel's pot bust comes an arrest on possession charges for David Crosby, 62. The singer, who had been in New York to perform a club date on Thursday, was arrested Saturday morning at a Times Square hotel, on charges of possessing marijuana, a loaded gun, and two long-bladed knives, the New York Times reports.

Crosby had checked out of the hotel on Friday on his way to a gig in New Jersey but had left behind a suitcase. An employee searching the suitcase for identification allegedly found the contraband, and Crosby was arrested when he returned to the hotel to pick it up. He was released 12 hours later on $3,500 bail and ordered to return to court on May 19. Outside the courthouse, the rocker and his lawyer declined to comment on the charges.

The twice-inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (for his stints in the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young) is probably best known these days as the sperm donor for the baby born to Julie Cypher when she and Melissa Etheridge were a couple. His New York arrest echoes charges brought against him nearly 20 years ago for gun and cocaine possession. He served a year in a Texas jail on those charges in 1985.

Originally posted Mar 08, 2004