Tish Hinojosa Hit With Drug Charge

Texas singer Tish Hinojosa was arrested and charged with drug smuggling in Laredo, Texas on Tuesday (Aug. 6). The 46-year-old Hinojosa was charged with trying to smuggle 30 pills of Rohypnol into Texas from Mexico. According to police, she said that the pills were hers and that she had asked her companion Jason Miles Phillips, 25, to hide them in a case in his boot. Phillips was also charged. She reportedly told police that she thought the pills were Ecstasy, rather than Rohypnol, often referred to as a date-rape drug. Hinojosa and Phillips were each released on $25,000 bail. The federal misdemeanor charge could carry a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. 08/09/02