'Dancing Outlaw' Cleared Of Drug Charges

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Madison, WV (AP) -- Jesco White, the "Dancing Outlaw" featured in multiple documentary films, has been cleared of drug charges by a Boone County magistrate.

White, 52, was arrested in April and charged with conspiracy to purchase a controlled substance.

This week, magistrate Porter Snodgrass ruled there was insufficient evidence against the famed mountain dancer, and dismissed the charges.

White's lawyer, Joel Baker, says his client is happy to have his name cleared of the charges.

White and his family are the subjects of a new documentary film, "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia," which was bankrolled by the creators of the MTV show "Jackass."

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous Location: Marietta on May 23, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    I love Jesco!!!! I am watching videos of him while I saw this artical! Keep on dancin' Jesco!!! Everyone just leave him alone
  • by Anonymous Location: Parkersburg on May 22, 2009 at 09:11 AM
    Heck yeah! Justice is served. Jesco is awesome, keep on dancin' Jesco! We knew you were innocent all along!
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