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Newz Forum: OTHER: Jimmy White arrested on drug suspicion

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posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 02:45 PM
Jimmy White was questioned by police on Wednesday on suspicion of possessing a class A drug. The 41-year-old was arrested at the Holiday Inn in Preston, Lancs, having been in the city to play an exhibition match at the Guildhall.

Lancashire police said they had arrested a 42-year-old in Preston in the early hours of the morning on suspicion of possessing class A drugs. He had been bailed to return on April 21.

Reuters - Story.

White was staying at the hotel with snooker legend Alex Higgins, who was not arrested.Snooker player Jimmy White has been arrested at a Lancashire hotel on suspicion of possessing a class A drug.Police were called to the Holiday Inn in Preston city centre in the early hours of Wednesday. They had received reports that people were smoking a suspicious substance in the hotel bar.Mr White's hotel room was raided and he was arrested after a white powder was recovered. He was questioned and released on bail until 21 April.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the substance will now undergo forensic testing. No one else was arrested in connection with the incident. Mr White was unavailable for comment on Wednesday.He was in Preston to play an exhibition match with Alex Higgins at the Guildhall.

[Edited on 17/3/04 by TRD]


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