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Garfunkel admits to drug charge

He entered a guilty plea and paid a $200 fine
/ Source: The Associated Press

Art Garfunkel pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in upstate New York and paid $200 in fines.

The singer’s attorney was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday but instead entered a guilty plea Feb. 4, the Daily Freeman of Kingston reported.

Garfunkel paid a $100 fine and $100 in costs, court officials said Wednesday.

Garfunkel, 62, of Manhattan, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after state police stopped his limousine for speeding Jan. 17 in Hurley, 55 miles southwest of Albany.

The trooper who stopped the limo, in which Garfunkel was the lone passenger, smelled marijuana and found a bag containing 6 grams of the drug in Garfunkel’s jacket pocket, police said.

Garfunkel recently completed a U.S. concert tour with Paul Simon, their first in 20 years. Simon and Garfunkel produced a string of hits in the 1960s, including “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Old Friends” and “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).”