INTRODUCTION The lead guitarist in the world famous Rolling Stones rock group -- Keith Richards -- has been remanded in Toronto, Canada, on charges of possessing heroin.
CU PAN Picture of Rolling Stones pop group
CU PAN Guitarist, Keith Richards
MV PAN Photographers on steps of City Hall
MV Lawyer, Clay Powell arrives
MV PR Man Paul Wassermann waiting on steps
MV Married couple on steps of City Hall
MV Keith Richard arrives and enters building
MATTE: "The Rolling Stones is one of the most famous rock groups in the world. All five members of the group are thought to be millionaires. They are in Toronto to record a series of albums. A week ago, lead guitarist Keith Richards was charged with possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking. Toronto's old City Hall was surrounded by fans and newsmen today, all waiting for Richard to make a routine court appearance at two o'clock. His lawyer, Clay Powell, arrived a few minutes before two. His Public Relations man, Paul Wassermann, of Los Angeles, waited patiently as the minutes ticked by. Oblivious to all the tension, Howard and Evelyn Herrian -- married moments before inside the old City Hall -- posed for pictures on the front steps. It was probably on e of the most photographed weddings in Toronto's history. Suddenly Richards climbed out of a station wagon at the curb and made his way toward the building. That's him with the whit e tie blowing over his shoulder. Inside one man grabbed his hair before he was hustled into the court room by a side door. A couple of hundred fans could not get in -- the court room doors were locked. They didn't miss much, Richards was only in for a few seconds to have his case remanded. He will appear next Monday to have a date set for trial. Terry Matte, CBC News.
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Background: INTRODUCTION The lead guitarist in the world famous Rolling Stones rock group -- Keith Richards -- has been remanded in Toronto, Canada, on charges of possessing heroin. On the day of his first appearance in court, he was charged again with possessio of cocaine. The charges carry heavy penalties if he is found guilty and put the future of the rock group in jeopardy. He could be jailed for life. C.B.C. reporter Terry Matte was at court.