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How David Bowie Appeared In The Coolest Mugshot Of All Time

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This photo was taken in 1976.

It was taken after Bowie was arrested on marijuana possession charges in his hotel room in Rochester, New York, along with Iggy Pop and a bodyguard.

The photo was uncovered when an auction house employee called Gary Hess was clearing out the estate of a retired police officer.

The photo was actually taken when Bowie showed up for his arraignment, rather than in the early hours of the morning when he was arrested.

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The courthouse was besieged by fans. Bowie, who was on tour at the time of his arrest, pleaded not guilty to the charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The judge, Alphonse Cassetti, allowed Bowie to remain free on bond, and his tour continued. The grand jury eventually decided not to indict any of the three.

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