Irwin Dana Beal is behind bars tonight in Gooding County Jail in Southern Idaho, charged with felony marijuana trafficking. Bail was set at $250,000.
The legendary activist, who founded Cures Not Wars and the Global Marijuana March and is a longtime YIPPIE organizer, was arrested on January 15 by Idaho State Police in Gooding, ID. A vehicle malfunction led to the police apprehension. CelebStoner has requested a copy of the police report.
Beal is known to traffic in large quantities. When asked how much, a Sheriff's Office rep said it was "quite a bit." The quantity was acually 26 pounds. In 2011, Beal was nabbed with 186 pounds in Wisconsin and served several years in jail where he survived a heart attack.
He is a survivor, but at 77, this might be Beal's toughest challenge yet. Possession of more than 25 pounds with intent to distribute in Idaho carries mandatory-minimum sentences of five years in jail and a $50,000 fine.