THIS DAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1980, Sir Paul Mccartney was released from a Tokyo jail and deported from Japan. Japanese authorities found nearly half a pound (about 200 gm) of marijuana in his baggage when he arrived at Narita Airport, Tokyo. The amount was large enough to warrant a smuggling charge and a potential seven-year prison sentence.
Mccartney was released from jail and quickly deported from Japan on January 25, 1980, before making any appearance in court.