Police: Multiple Drugs Found During Paul Cauthen Arrest
This story has been updated.
Paul Cauthen was arrested on Thursday morning, May 18th in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, and charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, as well as manufacturing and possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute in Schedule I, II, or III.
Though the publicist for Paul Cauthen initially claimed to Saving Country Music that the charges were for marijuana, Cauthen was also charged for the illegal possession of prescription drugs Xanax and Diazepam. Also in the bust, heroin and cocaine were found on Cauthen’s tour bus, though he was not charged for these drugs.
According to the police report from the Isle of Palms Police Department in South Carolina, a patrol officer passed by Paul Cauthen’s silver tour bus as it was illegally parked on the street near Ocean Blvd and Pavilion Dr. Thursday morning. While passing the bus, the officer caught the distinct smell of marijuana and decided to investigate. Two individuals were standing outside of the bus, including Paul Cauthen.
When questioned, Cauthen told the officers that he had approximately 1 ounce of marijuana in a suitcase on the bus. After two more officers arrived, the other individuals inside the bus were ordered to exit, and Cauthen voluntarily handed the police a bag containing marijuana. Police then executed “a probable cause search of the common area of the bus.”
The search yielded three sealed bags of marijuana, a green camouflage handbag that contained a white powdery substance in a small tube, 3 1/2 pink oval pills, 2 pink circular pills, another Ziploc bag of marijuana, as well as a clear plastic bag of a white powdery substance that was located in a silver tin cup in a cup holder on a table, as well as a glass pipe.
Cauthen later confessed to police that the pills were Xanax and Diazepam, and that he did not have a prescription for them. Cauthen also claimed all of the marijuana on the bus as his own. However, neither Cauthen nor anyone else on the bus claimed the white powdery substances.
Tests concluded that the white powdery substance in the tube was presumptive positive for heroin and a cocaine-based narcotic. The white powdery substance in the plastic bag was presumptive positive for cocaine. Some orange gummies were also tested, and came back as positive for THC. The gross weight of all of the marijuana found on the bus was 111.97 grams, or nearly 4 ounces.
Sgt. Matt Storen of the Isle of Palms Police tells Saving Country Music that the weight of the marijuana is why Cauthen was charged with manufacturing and possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute. The separate possession charge was for the illegal prescription pills.
Cauthen was arrested, and a bond was set at $2,275.00 for the possession charge, and $25,000.00 for the manufacturing and distribution charge. Cauthen posted the $27,275.00 bail, and was released later that day. His first court date is July 7th.
None of the other individuals on the bus were charged with any crime. Though police did not say whether Cauthen or anyone else could face additional charges for the heroin and cocaine, the police report claims these substances were destroyed, while the marijuana and pills were booked into evidence.
Paul Cauthen cancelled his performance Friday night (5-19) in Knoxville, TN at The Concourse, as well as his appearance at Loretta Lynn’s Hurricane Mills Ranch at the Tennessee Motorcycles & Music Revival for Saturday (5-20) after the arrest. Cauthen’s performance on May 18th at Suck Bang Blow in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina was also cancelled, but the venue says weather was a factor in the cancellation.
Paul Cauthen posted on his social media pages on Friday afternoon (5-19), “Sorry folks. Some things have happened and we won’t be making these shows unfortunately. We will go into further detail in time. God bless all of you. Be kind to one another,” but offered no further information, and has not addressed the incident since.
UPDATE: Shortly after this story was posted, Paul Cauthen posted on social media, “I was arrested last week on tour in South Carolina for marijuana possession and want to clear up some of whats being said. I am not a drug dealer and I don’t ‘manufacture’ drugs. The legal process will play out and my side of the story will be told, hell or high water.”
He also released a new single called “Wild Man.”
May 22, 2023 @ 12:54 pm
Just so it’s said here…
Whenever ANYONE is arrested in country music, especially when it results in multiple cancelled shows that inconvenience the public, country music outlets are going to report on it, just like multiple outlets did here, including Saving Country Music.
If the information those outlets try to get from individuals in the industry seems incomplete, inconclusive, or misleading, it is the job of the press to then labor to get the correct information.
It’s also the job of the press to scrutinize law enforcement and their actions, and make sure they fall within the law, and reasonable actions involving citizens.
I have no beef with Paul Cauthen, or anyone else. I wish him the best.
May 23, 2023 @ 12:15 pm
Let’s face it he is an entertainer. They like to drink and do drugs. Marijuana is not a big deal. It’s a lot safer than drinking and better than taking a bunch of pills for pain or anxiety. Even though he had some anxiety pills on him. The cocaine is kind of a staple in the entertainment world. You might have partied too hard while on your one night and you got a show that day you need to get focused in a hurry. I am sure he was saving this song Wild Man for this situation turn bad publicity into something positive for himself. And good for you reporting this. Burying your head in the sand and pretending there is nothing to see here is kind of a problem in this country right now.
May 22, 2023 @ 1:29 pm
You’ve gone full TMZ on this one, Trig. What a shame.
May 22, 2023 @ 1:56 pm
Please explain how this is like TMZ. If an artist cancels multiple shows, the public has a right to know why. And when the artist and their publicist are actively working to mislead the public, the public has a right to know the full truth.
May 25, 2023 @ 1:48 pm
Exactly , that’s why we follow SCM . Keep on telling the truth Trigger, even if it makes us artists look bad. I ain’t afraid of truth. Every night I sleep like a crack baby.
May 26, 2023 @ 12:26 am
I felt uncomfortable reading this kind of journalism. I don’t need to know what kind of drugs is Paul taking, we all have our problems and take all kinds of pills to help us deal with stress etc.
May 23, 2023 @ 5:36 am
I agree. I am so offended. In fact, I am offended that he even has hands to write. I woke up offended. I am ashamed that he even helps us learn about everything in the country world and benefits our lives so much. What a shame
May 22, 2023 @ 1:36 pm
You were right about him using this arrest as a marketing ploy! He just announced his newest single “Wild Man” and the artwork is him getting arrested lol.
May 22, 2023 @ 1:45 pm
Update: he’s marketing a new song out of it. He needs to cut ties with Beau Bedford or lose the “yes” men. Something’s gotta change or he needs to take pause. No need to be “prolific” when quality is consistently sacrificed. I say this as a supporter of his music.
May 22, 2023 @ 3:11 pm
Yes, he’s also trying to tell folks it is only marijuana possession, as opposed to Xanax, Diazepam, while someone was using heroin in that bus. I wonder how the families of Justin Townes Earle and Luke Bell feel about Paul Cauthen using his drug issues to market his music. This is a low point for the industry.
May 22, 2023 @ 4:06 pm
Extremely low point for the industry, not just for the disgusting and irresponsible marketing tactic, but as evident by the myriad of artists who “support him” and enable him to act this way.
May 24, 2023 @ 9:01 am
I’ve dealt with Paul on several occasions and I can tell you the guy is a douche…thinks a bit too highly of himself…rest of the guys in the band are cool…hope the best for the youngster in the band
May 23, 2023 @ 9:17 am
“Was it singing through my nose that got me busted by the Man?”
Old 5 and Dimer
May 23, 2023 @ 11:39 am
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Weed With Willie,I Can Get Off on You,
Cocaine Blues, Long Haired Country Boy, High Cost of Living, Family Tradition, etc etc etc. Its not like most of my favorite country artists havent written and profited off their drug use.
May 22, 2023 @ 1:46 pm
“…3 1/2 pink oval pills, 2 pink circular pills…”
Yikes. Someone’s attempting to live out the lyrics of the Guess Who’s “Truckin’ Off Across the Sky”
May 22, 2023 @ 3:48 pm
or the lyrics of Bocephus’ “Family Tradition.”
May 24, 2023 @ 12:03 am
So what if he marketed it? There’s ton of songs about how hard drugs have hit the Appalachian communities as well as artist who have written songs about their personal battles with substance abuse. Did they not market those songs as well? In fact they’res probably more songs promoting drug use than condemning it. I say kudos and good marketing, but I do think Paul’s music has went down hill since Marfa lights etc . But he’s finding his unique lane to be in. As a big fan of his I’m still gonna support him and go to his shows.
May 27, 2023 @ 3:13 am
That’s exactly the point. It’s a “tired” approach, too blatant, and too repetitive to be meaningful or interesting. It’s not an anthem. I can’t believe he was serious in putting this out.
May 23, 2023 @ 4:14 am
Hank III’s Pills I Took springs to mind
May 22, 2023 @ 2:03 pm
*shakes head and walks away*
May 22, 2023 @ 2:15 pm
This is why you never ever under no circumstances talk to police or admit to anything. Always invoke your rights as enumerated by the fifth amendment, and then shut your mouth. Ain’t no parking for regular cars on IOP, much a less tour bus. First mistake right there. Should have gone to Folly Beach anyway. Looks like IOP just got themselves a new bus.
May 22, 2023 @ 2:30 pm
The Pot Brothers at Law say “shut the fuck up.”
May 22, 2023 @ 4:59 pm
Interesting who you advocate talking to and never talking to. Now everyone on that bus is under suspicion. There are many times it makes sense to talk to police officers to help others or yourself.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:43 pm
“Anything you say WILL be used AGAINST you”
The authorities have to prove the guilt of anyone on that bus beyond a reasonable doubt. Suspicion, without further evidence, does not facilitate the prosecutorial ends. Sure, if Cauthen wants to claim responsibility in order to protect others, that may work. It may not. Either way, every single word you utter will be used, if at all possible, to prosecute you and possibly others. I guarantee, when the body cam footage is released, a police officer will be heard telling Paul that he can’t “help” him, unless he is “completely honest” with them. You bear witness against yourself and prosecute yourself in the process. They wouldn’t even have been able to enter that bus without a warrant. But someone thought it would be a good idea to talk to the police…
May 22, 2023 @ 6:10 pm
For real. They tell you up front that they’re gonna use anything you say against you and morons still tell them everything. The minute you talk to a cop, you start building the case against yourself.
May 22, 2023 @ 7:13 pm
That’s why you should never do a “field sobriety check”. Have you ever known anyone to do one and not be arrested? The cop has already decided he has enough probable cause to arrest you and is going to do so. You are simply, on camera, providing more evidence which will be used against you. The only thing you are legally required to do, without automatic license suspension, is to blow at the police station – not on the side of the road in a much less accurate breathalyzer. You can refuse that, but they may (or may not depending on the severity of the situation) take an involuntary blood sample. Know your rights under the law, in any encounter with police. Do not allow them to bully or trick you. It is perfectly legal for them to lie to your face.
May 22, 2023 @ 9:03 pm
For some reason, I can’t reply straight to you. Anyway, your point is further proven when in several states (maybe all, I really don’t know), they can arrest you if you pass the field test but they still suspect that you’re under the influence. Like a cop with a bruised ego isn’t gonna haul your ass in once you pass a field sobriety test. Talking can never help and can only hurt.
May 23, 2023 @ 10:55 am
I’ve done a field sobriety test completely sober and didn’t get arrested. And I’ve known others that have as well. The cops pulled us over for some non-sense, u-turn, etc. They were fishing for drunks on a Friday night. My two buddies were hammered out of their minds, I had zero alcohol in me. I told the cops I was DD and they were hammered. They didn’t believe me. I did all of their monkey tests, passed 100%. Off I went with no citations, etc.
If the police arrest you for DUI and you end up showing zero alcohol in your system at the station, it’s not going to be good for those cops. You might even have grounds for a lawsuit. They aren’t taking a sober person to jail.
May 23, 2023 @ 12:52 pm
Glad that it went well for you, for real. I had a friend pass a field sobriety test and still spend the night in jail. He was released the next morning with a “sorry for the misunderstanding.” Since you can’t trust cops to govern cops, there was nothing “bad” for the arresting officers. Still firmly believe that nothing good can happen when you talk to a cop.
May 23, 2023 @ 2:04 pm
Field sobriety is voluntary, not mandatory. Politely decline the offer. Same for field breath test. No thanks. You are not required to prove or demonstrate your innocence. You can be legally impaired and prosecuted for being on legal or illegal drugs, but also have no alcohol in your system. Police ask questions and make requests because they either don’t know anything, or they don’t know enough. Give them nothing but what is minimally required by law.
May 22, 2023 @ 2:17 pm
Benzo’s are serious business.
They’re highly addictive.
May 22, 2023 @ 2:50 pm
Unlike that good ol’ recreational heroin! Just messin around, I know benzos are seriously addictive, but when they only had 5.5 pills on the bus, I’m thinking that’s not an issue…yet. Obviously people need to be careful with stuff like that and it’s far better to not even get into it recreationally in the first place.
May 22, 2023 @ 2:46 pm
I liked Cocaine Country Dancing but the rest of his music has been over the top crap.
Ian Daniel Barnes
May 22, 2023 @ 2:58 pm
That’s the old school shit we used to worry about when you had two different kinds of weed in different bags, at least that was the urban legend, multiple bags equals intent to distribute. Not surprised to here that SC is decades behind on that one. As for anything that could contain fentanyl, I wouldn’t touch that shit with Lowell Georges nose and he’s been dead since I was two months old.
May 22, 2023 @ 3:16 pm
For the record, I spoke to the local police specifically about this issue, and they did not cite the multiple bags as the “intent to distribute.” It was the total weight of all of the marijuana on the bus, which made the distribution charge compulsory.
Also, Paul Cauthen is out there grousing about how he doesn’t “manufacture” drugs. Nobody said he did. The manufacture and distribution charge in South Carolina is all one charge. That’s the nomenclature.
May 22, 2023 @ 3:33 pm
I’m not a fan but think that’s a fair thing for Paul to clear up. As someone who has very little knowledge on the law, I’m thinking he was manufacturing and distributing if he’s charged with manufacturing and distribution. I don’t know that if you only fall under one category, you can get charged with that. I’d figure they would call it manufacture and/or distribution, or just have separate charges. I imagine a small percent of people who distribute also manufacture.
May 22, 2023 @ 6:54 pm
Fair enough and I agree the wording is confusing. It’s also confusing because each state has different wording, and different laws. That is why I spoke specifically to the local police Sgt. about this very issue when researching this story. I understand why a larger amount of a drug would be considered a greater offense, and how having more of a drug COULD mean there is intent to distribute, or that you’re manufacturing it. But why the weight makes that particular “manufacturing and possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute” charge compulsory does not make sense to me.
It’s also fair to point out that in a feature in Garden & Gun from a few years ago, Paul Cauthen openly bragged about being part of a multi-state marijuana operation, and how he used it to help fund his music career. So no, he’s never “manufactured” anything because you don’t “manufacture” marijuana. But according to Cauthen, he’s been part of big distribution channels previously.
May 22, 2023 @ 6:25 pm
It’s not unreasonable for him to want to clear that up when multiple stories cite the manufacturing charge. Anyone just taking a quick glance would think he was cooking meth on the bus. 4 ounces is also not a terribly large amount of weed, especially to have on a tour bus. None of this a good look for Cauthen, obviously, and fair to worry about anyone doing heroin, but it’s a lot of to do about an unimpressive amount of drugs.
May 22, 2023 @ 7:11 pm
Possession with intent to distribute charge doesn’t have to be bags, scales or money, it can be people. If they believe or have evidence that he provided, or was going to provide to others on the bus (even for free), that’s possession with the intent to distribute. I’m guessing that is why he was charged with it.. Petty though.
May 23, 2023 @ 7:23 am
You are correct Trig, multiple bags or not, anything over an ounce in the state of South Carolina is automatically charged as distribution. I know, trust me….
May 22, 2023 @ 3:04 pm
I guess I’m in the minority that liked Hometeam (if relatively little else of his recent output). It doesn’t all have to be pedal steels and acoustic guitars all of the time. The manufacturing charge sounds like complete South Carolina bullshit.
May 22, 2023 @ 3:53 pm
It’s just a farther than reasonable departure that’s self-indulgent. Same comment on “Wild Man.” “Hometeam” is almost Gorillaz or Beck inspired, which would be fine to go a different direction, but it’s not weird, funny, innovative, or sonically pleasing enough. His live shows and band are incredible – why are they not showcased in the studio? Why allow half baked writing? I’m just very confused by the studio output.
May 22, 2023 @ 3:56 pm
That’s all a fair point. I would still rather listen to that than anything on the Country Top 10 charts at this point though.
May 22, 2023 @ 3:20 pm
Kinda makes you wonder if something was said to the LEO that pulled up on them.
Seems like an awful lot of trouble to go through over an illegally parked tour bus.
Glad it doesn’t appear to have been as serious as the charges initially looked though.
May 22, 2023 @ 4:07 pm
Sometimes, cops are just petty as all hell.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:01 pm
Something was definitely said – Cauthen said “I have an ounce of illegal drugs on the bus, please come on board Mr Officer, no warrant necessary. Of course you have my permission to search, because I desperately want to be put in a cage.” He must have been out of his mind fucked up to tell that cop he was holding. I guess we have to see the body cam now. Not very “outlaw” to rat yourself out to the cops and, simultaneously, completely screw your band. This, by the way, is coming from a person who has seen him live three times.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:27 pm
I have a different read of this situation.
The officer already had probable cause to search the common areas of the bus because he smelled marijuana. My guess is Cauthen knew there was heroin and cocaine on that bus, and by fessing up to the weed, tried to get on the good side of the police officers immediately, and tried to portray the situation as they were “only” smoking weed. The officers could have detained everyone in that bus until someone fessed up to the heroin and cocaine. Instead, they took Cauthen in for marijuana, and destroyed the heroin and cocaine.
It’s also important to note that when you have a tour bus, it is not only transportation, it is also a domicile. Police are only allowed to search common areas, unless they have probable cause to search someone’s personal stuff. It says explicitly in the police report that they only searched the common areas. They would have had to obtain a search warrant to look in the bunks, restroom, etc.
I’m not saying this situation was handled perfectly by anyone. But right now either Cauthen or someone on his crew could be in jail in South Carolina for heroin possession, with is significantly worse than the future Paul Cauthen is staring at right now.
May 22, 2023 @ 6:01 pm
My friend. If the officer smelled weed he doesn’t need a warrant. You’ve repeated that twice and it’s patently not accurate.
May 22, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
State of South Carolina
SECTION 1. Chapter 13, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
“Section 17-13-180. (A) A law enforcement officer may not:
(1) stop a person or motor vehicle based solely on the scent of marijuana, cannabis, or hemp, whether burnt or not; or
(2) search, or request to search, a motor vehicle, driver, or passenger in a motor vehicle, based solely on the scent of marijuana, cannabis, or hemp, whether burnt or not.
(B) The scent of marijuana, cannabis, or hemp on its own, whether burnt or not, does not provide a law enforcement officer with reasonable suspicion or probable cause for a stop, search, seizure, or arrest.”
May 22, 2023 @ 7:02 pm
“ You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?” – Kevin McCallister
Just joking. I actually love legal shit like this. Let’s see what we can uncover about what actually happened on both sides. I just didn’t see an exception in S.C Code for tour buses. Same would apply to RV’s. There is also a huge difference between probable cause and reasonable suspicion.
May 22, 2023 @ 9:04 pm
I’m interested where you got this amendment. The Title 17 code of laws published on South Carolina’s government website does not show a chapter 17-13-180 in arrest, search, and seizure. Chapter 170 is the final chapter. There are no references to marijuana at all.
Is this a recent amendment to SC law?
May 22, 2023 @ 9:32 pm
May 23, 2023 @ 5:36 am
H. 4610 is a proposed amendment from 2021 that has yet to be passed or signed by the governor. It is not law at this current time. So the current law that a peace officer with probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed can search a vehicle is still in effect. So even had they refused a search, the officers would have just called in a K-9 to confirm their suspicion and searched anyway. In this case it appears that permission was also given, most likely in the hope that if they turned over the weed the officers wouldn’t search further, or that cooperation would lead to lesser charges.
I only bring this up, not to try and discredit what your saying, but so that you and other SC residents don’t have the mistaken idea that police can’t search your vehicle leading to argument or resistance that could lead to further legal troubles.
May 23, 2023 @ 7:39 am
My mistake, good work Scott S. Even if they were smoking cannabis, they were not inside the vehicle. The question remains, how do the police go from investigating weed smoking on the street, to entering and searching a bus. Who was driving the bus (thus solely culpable for the illegal parking)? Be nice to hear more details. It still seems likely that permission to search was given by someone, as opposed to the police having enough probable cause to forgo obtaining a warrant and enter the vehicle. I highly doubt IOP has a K-9 Unit, but would agree that the use of one may have been threatened. We do know, however, as soon as Cauthen admitted to having an ounce of a Federally criminalized plant, that was all of the probable cause they would need to search him, his possessions, as well as the common areas of the bus.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:26 pm
Welcome to IOP
May 22, 2023 @ 4:50 pm
A musician doing drugs? Well I never! Fetch me my fainting couch!
May 22, 2023 @ 5:03 pm
But it was just a little weed. Turns out not, but some here still making excuses.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:08 pm
Wasn’t familiar with saving country music until just recently and I’ve got to say I’m glad, it’s trash tabloid bullshit and shit talking, I’m surprised anyone let’s you into their party. chump ass.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:13 pm
You’re probably right.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:53 pm
Lighten up. Trigger always presents a balanced approach when writing about a subject. You don’t have to agree when he posts something, and sometimes I do not and comment accordingly. And sometimes Trigger has busted my butt.
But I for one would rather hear a bit of news here than the trash-hat media, such as the Rolling Stone, etc.
And Smithy, you telling Trigger to just review albums is like someone who doesn’t know a G chord telling Kenny Vaughn that he should just play guitar.
Good grief, the both of you.
King Honky Of Crackershire
May 22, 2023 @ 8:38 pm
….”Trigger always presents a balanced approach when writing about a subject.”….
This is false. Trigger presents a balanced approach within the confines of his perspective, which often comes from his own emotions.
May 23, 2023 @ 5:38 am
So, you are essentially saying that Trigger is a human being.
Hill Billy Boch
May 23, 2023 @ 5:45 am
He is saying (like every other comment or post he makes here) if it’s not entirely his thoughts or opinions, Trigger and whoever else is wrong.
King Honky Of Crackershire
May 23, 2023 @ 2:19 pm
Sure, yeah; Trig is a human; and humans are not balanced, unless they make a focused effort to be, which Trig doesn’t…and I’m not necessarily offering an opinion on whether or not he should be balanced; I was just making it clear that he definitely isn’t.
May 22, 2023 @ 6:58 pm
Brody gets “triggered” by Trigger. How funny! Brody needs to grow up and move out of his mother’s basement.
May 22, 2023 @ 7:20 pm
You fit right in. Welcome, brother of the Boognish! (by Ween). Pass the Scotchgard.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:11 pm
We get it, you don’t like Paul Cauthen. Just review albums.
May 22, 2023 @ 5:16 pm
You mean like the two album reviews posted today that you passed over to leave this comment?
Album Review – Whitney Rose’s “Rosie”
Album Review – Ward Davis – “Sunday Morning”
Don’t like Paul Cauthen? I seem to be the only one worried that either he or someone in his group is using heroin. Sorry if that’s not the cool thing to do in the “scene.”
May 22, 2023 @ 5:19 pm
May 22, 2023 @ 6:15 pm
Man these comments are getting old and tougher to read. I never commented much on anything but always scrolled through to read other people’s opinions and perspectives. Thanks for all the work trigger, take care.
May 22, 2023 @ 6:58 pm
I hope you’re just exiting from the comments section, and not exiting from Saving Country Music. Overall, this is a rather tame comment section, to be honest.
May 22, 2023 @ 7:36 pm
Oh no worries, not leaving anytime soon. This site introduced me to some guy named cody jinks years ago plus countless others. Appreciate the work.
May 23, 2023 @ 5:41 am
This is one of the best comment sections in a while. Lively and on topic. Keep up the good work fellas.
King Honky Of Crackershire
May 22, 2023 @ 8:31 pm
I can’t speak for Trig, but I think Paul Cauthen sucks vast, infinite, unquantifiable amounts of anus.
An actual musician
May 22, 2023 @ 6:55 pm
You’re a scumbag piece of shit who capitalized on other’s misfortune for clicks. You are not. A journalist. You’re a fucking nobody and a fraud to boot.
May 22, 2023 @ 7:54 pm
You’re a boy in a man’s world. Nobody is making more money off of this moment than Paul Cauthen. There’s a reason he released a statement and a song 15 minutes after this article went live. He should cut me into the royalties of “Wild Man.”
King Honky Of Crackershire
May 22, 2023 @ 8:34 pm
….”He should cut me into the royalties of “Wild Man.””….
May 22, 2023 @ 7:27 pm
Never heard of this dude til the article from the other day. Gave him 3 songs.
They all sucked.
May 22, 2023 @ 8:03 pm
He’s gone in such a trashy direction altogether and it’s really disappointing. He didn’t start out that way. From Sons of Fathers songs like ‘Feel the Fall’ and ‘Out of Line’, to his first solo album and songs like ‘My Gospel’ and ‘Still Drivin’. I really liked ‘In Love with a Fool’ off his EP and ‘Slow Down’ from Room 41. Compare these songs to where he is at now and I think it’s a big left turn in the wrong direction. As an early fan of his music it’s sad to see (and impossible to listen to). Hopefully part of his plan is to come back to the sound that started everything. Taking the drugs into consideration – he’s on a dangerous path. He seems to have a manic type of personality to begin with and mixing pills & drugs of any kind with that is bad news. He has the type of voice that I love to listen to. I used to think he could sing the phone book and I’d listen, but it turns out he CAN make music I don’t want to play. I hope he gives his pre-Big Velvet fans some quality music to listen to soon. He was born to be a singer/performer, but it’s been sad to watch where he is steering this ship.
May 22, 2023 @ 9:08 pm
Being arrested for being cool and having a good time, smh
May 22, 2023 @ 10:15 pm
Wow Trigger. Seems you’ve fired up the few dozen Paul Cauthen fans out there…😅
May 23, 2023 @ 2:38 am
The released song is an abomination, like some kind of afterbirth of a gutter dog that happened to live. The other one released this year (Hometeam) is also worse than trash. I would never believe that a heavy part of this off the rails train of filth was not drug related.
It is so sad that he made My Gospel and then this stuff. So sad.
May 23, 2023 @ 6:02 am
Dude, Im glad Im not the only one who feels that way.
May 23, 2023 @ 5:34 am
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.
The law is the law, however archaic, outmoded, or unjust we may deem it.
Actions have consequences.
And damn, I sound like my father…
May 23, 2023 @ 10:45 am
I don’t understand why people don’t know this basic rule: DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE. Don’t admit anything. Don’t offer up your weed. Don’t tell them you have more weed in the bus. If they ask for your permission to search reply: no searches. I will not answer questions. Period. And then shut up.
All these officers knew and could prove at that moment was there were a couple of dudes smoking weed outside of the bus. By telling them you had shit in the bus gives them probable cause to search. And likely more importantly, increased the chances that what they found on the bus could be admitted into evidence during a trial.
I don’t know about South Carolina but here in Florida admitting that you have an ounce of weed is confessing to a felony (20 grams is the felony line and an ounce is 28 grams).
Ask any defense attorney and they will tell you the same thing: Do not talk to the police. Do not give the police consent to search.
May 23, 2023 @ 8:59 pm
Here’s another idea. Don’t transport large amounts of illegal drugs in your vehicle. If that is too much to ask of you, make sure your vehicle is tagged, is operating within the law without things such as broken lights, drive within the speed limit and obey traffic laws, and most importantly, don’t stop on the side of the road to smoke your drugs in plain sight.
Follow these simple guidelines and chances are you will never have to worry about talking to the police at all.
May 24, 2023 @ 7:23 am
Found the cop.
May 24, 2023 @ 7:42 am
Nope. Just pointing out common sense. Something internet lawyers seem to forget while giving poor advice to others.
May 24, 2023 @ 8:19 am
Not talking to the police is the advice of every single actual defense attorney that has ever lived, not just “internet lawyers.” Find one example of me promoting law breaking, genus. I didn’t.
May 23, 2023 @ 10:59 am
Public service announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6tfEZI54Jg
It’s shut the fuck up Friday.
May 23, 2023 @ 12:41 pm
The real crime is that song he released. Yikes
May 23, 2023 @ 1:59 pm
Paul’s legal issues are, of course, very real, but I am more worried about him as a human being and the choices he is (or may be making).
I made a lot of poor choices about alcohol and drugs when I was his age and he is in a line of work in which they are omnipresent.
I just hope he doesn’t descend into addiction and suffer more of the consequences it usually creates.
May 23, 2023 @ 7:25 pm
When the hell did he get a bus?! Last I heard his van got stolen 😂😘 #freepaulcauthen
May 23, 2023 @ 9:05 pm
Dude music sucks usually drugged out artist make good stuff
May 23, 2023 @ 9:44 pm
May 24, 2023 @ 2:41 am
I’ve never been more proud to be a South Carolinan. Paul has a trash personality and makes even trashier music. Lock him up.
May 24, 2023 @ 8:33 am
In California he would have been given back his bag of weed and anything else found would have been rubbed into the street or thrown away, and that’d be it.
Odd to see how differently this is treated in other states.
May 24, 2023 @ 2:49 pm
Every time a police officer in California gives someone back their bag of weed, he or she is indirect violation of Federal Legal Code. Literally, committing a Federal crime. Cannabis cultivation, possession, and trafficking remain crimes under Federal law, with no exceptions made for State law enforcement personnel or anyone else. That said, Federal criminal scheduling of plants, chemical compounds, etc. is complete government overreach and the blatant assumption of un-delegated powers; specifically violating the ninth and tenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Personally, I would find it tragic for Charleston or Greenville turn into San Fransico, but all of the “drug laws” in the world haven’t done a damn thing except to undermine civil liberties and personal autonomy.
North Woods Country
May 24, 2023 @ 5:24 pm
I was bored by Paul Cauthen’s music before all of this. Now I’m just disinterested.
Cal Ripken Jr Jr
May 28, 2023 @ 5:17 am
He’s a clown and whatever “his side of the story” is, won’t be the truth.