http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=6194768 Rocker John Popper sings the blues after being busted near Ritzville RITZVILLE, Wash. - 39-year-old John Popper of the popular band Blues Traveler was arrested nine miles east of Ritzville Tuesday for drug possession, after Washington State Patrol troopers stopped the vehicle he was traveling in for driving at excessive speeds. Around 4:30 p.m., WSP stopped the black Mercedes SUV nine miles east of Ritzville after clocking the vehicle at 111 mph. Initially the driver, 34-year-old Brian Gourgeois was initially placed under arrest for reckless driving. The passenger and registered owner of the vehicle, 39 year old John Popper, was placed under arrest for drug possession after troopers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Gourgeois resides in Austin, TX and Popper lives in Snohomish, Washington. A search by a K-9 unit revealed multiple hidden compartments in the vehicle. A total of 14 weapons, including four rifles (one of which was a 50 caliber rifle), nine handguns and a switchblade knife were recovered. Night vision goggles and a taser were also located in the vehicle. Popper told authorities he was a collector of weapons. The vehicle was also equipped with flashing emergency headlights, a siren and external public address (PA) system. Popper said he had installed the items because in the event of a natural disaster he didn't want to be left behind. Troopers also recovered a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana pipe. Popper and Gourgeois were booked into the Adams County Jail and will be charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gourgeois faces an additional charge of reckless driving. The Spokane Regional Drug Task Force and the ATF have been called to assist in the investigation. DEA agents seized Popper's vehicle and he could face federal charges of possessing a vehicle with hidden compartments. So its illegal to have hidden compartments now? and who gets to make the decision if its a hidden compartment? that drawer sure as fuck doesnt look like ahidden compartment.