George Clinton filed an innocent plea to drug charges yesterday (Dec. 11) in Tallahassee, Fla., according to court records. The funk pioneer's lawyer, Tim Jansen, filed the plea and the case was assig

George Clinton filed an innocent plea to drug charges yesterday (Dec. 11) in Tallahassee, Fla., according to court records. The funk pioneer's lawyer, Tim Jansen, filed the plea and the case was assigned to Circuit Judge Thomas Bateman. No trial date has been set. Jansen didn't return a call for comment.

As previously reported, Clinton, whose age is listed as 62 or 63, was arrested over the weekend and charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He was released on $2,650 bail. Police said he was sitting in a car in a parking lot and when approached, volunteered that he had cocaine in his pocket.

Clinton, who has a Tallahassee address, headed the funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic -- and the collaboration later known as P-Funk -- in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, his solo record "Atomic Dog" rose to the top of the R&B charts.


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