August 12, 2005
Oliver Stone fined $100 for marijuana possession
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winning-director Oliver Stone
has pleaded no contest to a charge of marijuana possession and
was fined $100, officials said on Thursday.
Stone's lawyers entered the plea on his behalf at a Beverly
Hills court hearing on July 29 -- two weeks ahead of the
scheduled hearing date, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles
District Attorney's office said.
Stone, 58, who won best director Oscars for the Vietnam
War-themed movies "Platoon" and "Born of the Fourth of July,"
was charged after being stopped at a routine traffic checkpoint
Stone also pleaded no contest to driving under the
influence and guilty to cannabis possession in 1999 in Beverly
Hills. He was given three years probation in that case.