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#843989 --- 07/18/08 04:33 AM "Barenaked Ladies" singer arrested ,Fayetteville
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"Barenaked Ladies" singer arrested 7/16/08


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Steven Page (Manlius Police Photo) Fayetteville, New York (WSYR-TV) - Manlius Police have released the mug shot of Steven Page, a lead singer for the band Barenaked Ladies, who was arrested along with two women on drug charges after cocaine and marijuana were found in a Fayetteville apartment.

Thursday was the original court date scheduled for the three, but it has now been pushed back to August 26 in Fayetteville Village Court.

On Friday, July 11, around 2 a.m., police saw a vehicle with an open door in the driveway of a home on East Genesee Street.

While investigating the car, officers saw a man and woman inside an apartment, at a kitchen table with a white capsule. Further investigation found the two were in possession of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

Police arrested Page, 38, of Toronto, Canada, and Stephanie Ford, of East Genesee Street, and charged them with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 4th degree, a felony. Ford was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Ford identified Page as a member of the band, according to police, and Page confirmed to officers that he was.

Both were arraigned in Manlius Town Court and released after posting bail; $10,000 for Page, $5,000 for Ford.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday, police arrested Christine Benedicto, of the same apartment, in connection with the drugs that were found.

Benedicto, who was not home at the time of the first two arrests, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana. She was arraigned in Manlius Town Court and released on her own recognizance.
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#844504 --- 07/18/08 08:59 PM Re: "Barenaked Ladies" singer arrested ,Fayettevil [Re: sparky's back]
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Fans of the band can forget about them touring the United States anytime soon if he is convicted.


It will also be interesting to see what Disney does regarding the bands new CD.
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#844570 --- 07/18/08 09:51 PM Re: "Barenaked Ladies" singer arrested ,Fayettevil [Re: roadguy]
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The band didn't want to put Disney in an awkward position so they canceled their 3 appearances in Long Island as part of Disney's Music Block Party.

Right now the show at Seneca Niagara Casino is still a go.

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#844958 --- 07/20/08 12:55 AM Re: "Barenaked Ladies" singer arrested ,Fayettevil [Re: MoodyCat]
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Originally Posted By: MoodyCat


Right now the show at Seneca Niagara Casino is still a go.


Don't count on it.
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