TV talk show host Montel Williams has been fined $100 (GBP62) after authorities at Michigan's DETROIT METROPOLITAN AIRPORT found him with marijuana paraphernalia.

Williams, who has multiple sclerosis, claims he has been prescribed medicinal marijuana to treat the disease.

The 47-year-old paid the fine Monday night (03NOV03) before going on to board a flight out of Michigan.

A representative for Williams says, "He has prescriptions for many different medications for MS. One of the medications he has been prescribed to alleviate his chronic pain is medical marijuana."

06/11/2003 09:49