Singer Yvonne Elliman and Husband Busted for Drugs in Guam

Yvonne Elliman-Alexander in court in Guam. The 65-year-old singer required a cane.

Yvonne Elliman-Alexander’s mug shot

Guam has been in the news lately as a possible site for a North Korea attack. It's also where "If I Can't Have You" singer Yvonne Elliman-Alexander and her husband Allen Alexander were arrested for drug possession on Aug. 16.

The couple was apprehended at Guam Customs upon arriving in the country to perform a benefit concert for a school. A drug dog alerted officials to their bags; three grams of marijuana were found in Allen's and an eight-ounce of meth and a pipe in Yvonne's.

Both were charged with one count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. Yvonne received a first-degree felony change as well. She was released on a $10,000 bond while her husband remained in jail. They surrender their passports and can't leave the country until the matter is resolved. The couple had previously performed at two other school benefits on the South Pacific island.

The 65-year-old pop singer had a No. 1 hit with "If I Can't Have You in 1978. It was written by the Bee Gees and appeared of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Her albums Love Me (1977) and Night Flight (1978) also did well. In addition, Elliman sang backup on six Eric Clapton albums and toured with him and appeared in productions opf Jesus Christ Superstar. She was born and raised in Honolulu.

Medcial marijuana was legalized by Guam voters in 2014.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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