Axton Fined For Marijuana Possession

Country singer/songwriter Hoyt Axton recently landed a three-year deferred sentence and a $15,000 fine for possessing more than a pound of marijuana, which was discovered from a search of his home in Bitterroot Valley. Instead of facing a possible five-year sentence, the judge ordered Axton to pay $10,000 to a county drug fund and to do community service or pay an additional $5,000 to a court fund. Police officers searched Axton’s home in February. Axton, who suffered a stroke in 1996, may best be remembered for penning “Joy To The World,” a No. 1 hit for legendary rock band Three Dog Night.