Dionne Warwick Faces Pot Charge

By | May 13, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Singer Dionne Warwick was arrested Sunday when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport said they found 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container.

Warwick, 61, of Miami Beach, was charged with possession of less than 5 grams of marijuana. She signed an affidavit promising to appear in court and was released.

Warwick was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles when screeners at Concourse D noticed a suspicious item in her carry-on bag at about 7:30 a.m. She missed the flight.

The five-time Grammy award winner and cousin to Whitney Houston became famous in the 1960s for such songs as “Walk on By” and “I Say A Little Prayer.”

More recently she been a spokeswoman for the “Psychic Friends Network.”

A spokesperson for Warwick could not immediately be reached.

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