Orch cellist arrested with 100 pounds of pot

Orch cellist arrested with 100 pounds of pot


norman lebrecht

February 17, 2016

A former cellist in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has been arrested in Oregon after state police found a large quantity of marijuana in his car.

David Roy Huckaby, 33, joined the SPCO in 2009 and left in July 2014. He has since played in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and now lives in California. Police say there was 113 lbs worth of pot in his car, valued at quarter of a million dollars.

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  • Halldor says:

    Breaking Strad.

  • Steve says:

    Reminds me of the timpani player in “Mozart in the Jungle”

    • Max Grimm says:

      Reminds me of Alexander Harrild, son of the LSO’s principal tuba Patrick Harrild, who landed in hot water after having turned to trafficking or dealing drugs in Chile, where he was a horn player in the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Robert says:

    I’m going to say this has something to do with having huge school loans to pay off from that Julliard degree.

  • James of Thames says:

    *tsk* What some people are driven to just to afford a quality instrument.

  • Felix Ang says:

    Why is there a photo of the SPCO? –it’s not like this incident has any connection to them. There are plenty of photos available online of Mr. Drug Dealer. Obviously NL is going for sensationalism, but this is just a cheap move

  • Julia says:

    I guess Juilliard doesn’t teach common sense like don’t speed if you’re hauling weed.