Al Gore III Arrested on Drug Charges

Ex-VP's son nabbed (in a Prius) with pot, prescription drugs
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2007 2:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Al Gore III was arrested on drug charges early this morning after being pulled over for doing 100 mph on a California freeway. An Orange County deputy allegedly smelled marijuana, CBS 2 in LA reports, and a search turned up an ounce of pot as well as Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, and Adderall. The ex-VP's son was held on $20,000 bail.

"He did not have a prescription for any of these dangerous drugs," a sheriff's department spokesman told the Orange County Register. The 24-year-old Harvard grad, a magazine executive, also ran afoul of traffic cops in 2000 and 2002. He was arrested for marijuana possession in 2003 and later went through rehab. (Read more Al Gore stories.)

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