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Erick Morrillo arrested for cocaine possession

litespeed

Well-Known TRIBEr
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7796285.stm


Superstar DJ denies drugs charge

An internationally renowned Colombian-American DJ and record-label owner has been charged with possession of cocaine at Glasgow Airport.

Erick Morillo, 37, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court on Monday.

He was released on bail and ordered to return to Scotland for trial in March.

The Miami-based music producer was detained by police at the weekend after flying in for an appearance at the Arches in Glasgow.
 

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
it's all gone pete tong.
he'll pay a hefty fine, and not be able to tour the US or Canada again.
thanks for coming out.
 

AshG

Member
well he lives in the states. im pretty sure he'll be ok there.
but...well yeah that's a big negative for the festival circuit in the EU
 

Eclectic

TRIBE Member
Ok so he's denying the charge but they found some on him?


Are we talking one of those grams worth $10,000 that the government is always finding in some basement in the burbs or we talking major weight?
 
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BAd Luck

TRIBE Member
How fucking dumb do you have to be to try to ship a stash into an airport?
Like, for fuck, his event producers couldn't hook him up in Glasgow?
And if it was for "personal consumption" just kill two big fuzzy catterpillers
in the airplane shitstall and then flush.
 

AshG

Member
i'm convinced shit like this happens purely because of absent mindedness.
i know i've done some dumb ass shit related to this kind of thing simply beause i've completely forgotten about something.
 

BAd Luck

TRIBE Member
AshG said:
i'm convinced shit like this happens purely because of absent mindedness.
i know i've done some dumb ass shit related to this kind of thing simply beause i've completely forgotten about something.
true enough. I just found a big bag of weed today in an old cd book?
Only compared to the time I lifted my cars floormat and found a
mystery baggie and a wad of cash :O !
 
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mrtunes

TRIBE Member
what was he doing without his hardcore porn stash on him too? we have standards now people, get with the program!
 

coleridge

TRIBE Member
They find cocaine residue on DJ's record/cd bags all the time. So that probably started the search. And yeah like someone suggested, he probably forgot he had something on him.

I like how they threw in the columbian-american reference.
 
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praktik

TRIBE Member
AshG said:
i'm convinced shit like this happens purely because of absent mindedness.
I dodged a few bullets without even knowing I had done so. I had a hand-me-down bag from a friend I was using for a few years. Took that backpack through airports a few times (once actually coming back from Colombia) and one day in class I was looking for a pen, and noticed that at the bottom of the bag there was a rip inside, and some stuff had fallen in between the fabric layers: including a small orange zip-loc filled with white powder.

Showed it to the guy who's bag it was and he was like "OMG - THATS THE SHIT FROM FLORIDA!!!"

which apparently was pretty good.

I coulda been arrested for cocaine possession without even knowing I had possession in the first place!
 

TRO

TRIBE Member
yea big harv, I love that too...

I'm just glad it's not another grooverider incident so far, but from what I've heard about Morillo is he's a drinker not a druggy...

Maybe someone in his entourge had a residue bag and no one wanted to fess up to who's carry on it was so everyone got the charge...

shame though if he's convicted prolly pay a big fine and won't be allowed in scotland...albiet canada and UK
 

TaCk OnE?

TRIBE Member
I almost feel bad for these guys. Aged dj's who travel around snorting blow still, hitting the inside of clubs again and again.

sounds like my worst nightmare. fucking 37 year old tweets and bleeps dj snortin' blow and never sleeping.
 
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mrtunes

TRIBE Member
TaCk OnE? said:
I almost feel bad for these guys. Aged dj's who travel around snorting blow still, hitting the inside of clubs again and again.

sounds like my worst nightmare. fucking 37 year old tweets and bleeps dj snortin' blow and never sleeping.
well that's their lifestyle choice. they have plenty of opportunities to become full-time producers or managers or A & R, whatever, but they chose to live like this. and there's also lots of guys that age who enjoy DJing but carry themselves differently, especially since many have families i assume.
 

TaCk OnE?

TRIBE Member
nothing to do with the money, man.

I'm just saying my life is richer without endless drug benders and the never ending booms of some faceless club day in and day out.


but ya, it's a personal thing for sure.
 

litespeed

Well-Known TRIBEr
TRO said:
from what I've heard about Morillo is he's a drinker not a druggy...

Could be either... a lot of people are good at hiding what they may or may not do.

Either way, Morillo is a prick.. heard this from 3 different people that have booked him... I know one person that have booked him years ago. He showed up their club and was a huge ass. Rather then have him play, they asked him to leave and sent him out the back door and never booked him again.
 
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