Warrant Issued for Carter’s Arrest

A judge in Albuquerque, N.M., has issued an arrest warrant for Carlene Carter, The Associated Press reports. The singer did not show up for arraignment Dec. 10 on a felony drug charge. A bench warrant was issued Dec. 17. Carter is the daughter of Carl Smith and June Carter Cash and the stepdaughter of Johnny Cash. She had three Top 5 country hits in the early 1990s. In June, state police stopped Carter and Howie Epstein, bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, in Albuquerque. Officers found black tar heroin and drug paraphernalia inside the sport utility vehicle they were driving. Carter was indicted in November on charges of heroin possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. 01/24/02