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Jerry Hall Cleared of Marijuana Charge

Associated Press

A judge on Friday dismissed charges of possession of marijuana against Jerry Hall, a 30-year-old model and companion of rock star Mick Jagger.

Hall “was unshaken” in her hourlong testimony in the Barbados court Friday, Chief Magistrate Frank King said as he made his ruling in the non-jury trial.

“It is obvious she went to the (Barbados) airport expecting” to pick up personal belongings, King said.

Hall was accused of going to Grantley Adams International Airport on Jan. 21 to pick up up a box that contained 20 pounds of marijuana.

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Hall, on hearing the magistrate’s decision, turned and hugged her four defense attorneys. “I am glad it is all over,” she said. The trial started Feb. 13, continued on Monday and reopened Friday.

One of her lawyers, former Barbados Atty. Gen. Henry Forde, said, “Miss Hall went into the case with her innocence and came out with her reputation intact.”

Jagger, the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, was present for the proceedings.

Testifying in her own defense earlier Friday, Hall said, “I never went to the airport to collect drugs. I only went for the things I was expecting.” These, she said, were a sweater, music cassettes, a camera and a book.

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Hall said she had asked her butler to send her a box containing the items from Mustique Island, a neighboring Caribbean island where she and Jagger own a vacation home.


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