Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley have been arrested in north Florida after officers found marijuana in their car. Julian Marley, 26, and Stephen Marley, 29, also reggae musicians, each were

Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley have been arrested in north Florida after officers found marijuana in their car. Julian Marley, 26, and Stephen Marley, 29, also reggae musicians, each were charged in Tallahassee, Fla., yesterday (Feb. 13) with possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor. They were booked into the Gadsden County Jail in Quincy, paid $500 bail each, and were released.

The brothers, who live in Miami, were in a car stopped for speeding on Interstate 10 just west of Tallahassee by the Florida Highway Patrol. A trooper said he smelled pot, and said one of the brothers, Stephen, later admitted he'd been smoking marijuana. The Highway Patrol said a search turned up four marijuana cigarettes in Julian Marley's jacket and three more under the front passenger seat.

Bob Marley, an icon of the Jamaican music style and Rastafarian culture, died of cancer in 1981 at age 36. The smoking of marijuana (or ganja) is considered sacred in Rastafarianism.


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