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Herbert HamiltonSwearing that he had turned into the comedian Eddie Murphy, a man was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Wednesday with a drug possession charge.

Herbert Hamilton, 36, of Racine, was charged with a felony possession of marijuana (2nd offense) and disorderly conduct. If convicted, Hamilton faces up to three years nine months in prison and/or fined up to $11,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Caledonia Police were called to a report of a man screaming for help and knocking on doors asking people for help. Officers found Hamilton sitting in a driveway. Initially he told police his real name. After searching Hamilton, officers found four packages of marijuana.

While trying to make the arrest, Hamilton became agitated and he told police he smoked PCP earlier. He said his wife was going to kill him because he had cheated on her. He told police after he smoked the PCP he was driving home when his favorite song came on the radio and he became Eddie Murphy.

Hamilton was taken to the hospital to be medically cleared and was taken to the Racine County Jail on a probation hold. He was scheduled for an initial appearance on Wednesday, but he was still in the hospital.

The initial appearance was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. May 2.



Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.