Germs Drummer Drops the Soap, Gets Arrested

Germs Drummer Drops the Soap, Gets Arrested
Germs drummer Don Bolles (real name Jimmy Michael Giorsetti) was arrested in Newport, California on the weekend after he was pulled over by the police at a traffic stop for a broken taillight (and most likely for looking sketchy, no doubt the side effects of living such a punk rock life). When police searched the 50-year-old’s van, they discovered a toiletry kit containing denture glue, some razors and a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap.

Seems harmless enough, but it turns out the soap, which Bolles has used religiously for the last three decades, contains hemp seed oil and after a field test was conducted the substance tested positive for GHB, aka "the date rape drug.” Bolles was then arrested on suspicion of felony narcotics possession and eventually released on $2,500 bond.

Bolles told the Los Angeles Times that he’s been using the soap for 35 years because its organic components give him the complexion of a 15-year-old girl. ""A date-rape drug is the last thing I need," he said. "If anything, I need a way to keep the girls off me. They make my girlfriend mad."

Dr. Bronner’s executives have hired an attorney to represent Bolles, while the company’s president David Bronner said field tests have often produced results that the soap does contain traces of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, but that discovering GHB is "beyond belief” and that "the field test must have been flawed or tampered with.”

No word on whether this incident will make it in the forthcoming Darby Crash biopic, What We Do Is Secret, starring Shane West and Bijou Phillips, but we can certainly cross our fingers.