Ex-Village People cop may stay at the J-A-I-L
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Victor Willis, the original policeman in the 1970s disco band the Village People, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to drug possession and giving false identification to a police officer.
His arrest Sunday ended a five-month search for the former hitmaker.
Willis, 54, was pulled over by a South San Francisco police officer for a routine traffic stop but was arrested after cocaine and drug paraphernalia was found in his car, Lt. Jeff Azzopardi said.
Willis, who co-wrote such hits as "YMCA" and "In the Navy," left the Village People in 1980.
His case was first featured on the television crime show "America's Most Wanted" in December.