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
Sheehan was released on $5,000 bond and later performed the
Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd and musician Neil Young both wrote
letters of reference for Sheehan, citing his band's charity work.