Blog: PER WICKSTROM "UNFILTERED": LIES ABOUT FLORIDA DRUG ARREST EXPOSED! (AND HE WAS NEVER ON "COPS"!) - 2013-06-19
It's an instrinsic part of Per Wickstrom's public mythology -- his claim that he'd started drinking at age 13, and by age 15 he had been kicked out of his house for using marijuana. While he was still in high school, Wickstrom claimed he was introduced to cocaine. Believing he had no other means to support himself, Wickstrom began dealing cocaine to make money.
Wickstrom says his drug dealing career culminated when he was 27, when he was arrested in a sting operation on "COPS" in front of a national audience. He claimed he spent eight months in jail before his case came up for trial. Facing a likely sentence between 2 and 5 years, Wickstrom says he was lucky enough to convince the judge that he did not need to be sentenced to jail. Instead, the judge put Wickstrom on probation for five years and gave him a hefty fine of $20,000.
But the truth is way more mundane than the myth.