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Blues Traveler member pleads guilty to cocaine possession
Jam! Online, National
Jan 23rd, 1998

A Canadian court sentenced the bass player of the rock band Blues Traveler to probation Friday for possessing cocaine.

Robert Sheehan, 29, pleaded guilty. In return for the plea, the court declined to prosecute him on the more serious charge of importation of drugs.

Customs officers found nearly a gram of cocaine in Sheehan's wallet in September after he and other band members arrived at Winnipeg Airport to perform as the warm-up act for the Rolling Stones.

Sheehan was released on $5,000 bond and later performed the scheduled concert.

Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd and musician Neil Young both wrote letters of reference for Sheehan, citing his band's charity work.