Soul legend Wilson ("In the Midnight Hour") Pickett faces up to
five years in prison after being indicted on cocaine possession charges on
Wednesday (January 15).
A judge in Hackensack, N.J. indicted the
55-year-old singer nine months after police said they found 2 grams of blow in
his night stand during a search last April, precipitated by a sighting of a
partially clad, bleeding woman who was screaming Pickett' name, according to an
Associated Press report.
The woman, who was reportedly a frequent
house guest of Picketts', did not file charges and told police she was injured
when she fell on a glass-top table. This is Pickett's second brush with the law
this year. In July he pled guilty to being under the influence of cocaine while
serving five years' probation for hitting an 86-year-old pedestrian while
driving drunk in 1992. In that case, his parole was revoked and he spent the
month of Sept. behind bars.