Radio Host Pleads Guilty in Pot Grow House Bust!

Edward Woodson with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Radio talker Edward Woodson (right) with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (via Facebook)

A conservative South Florida talk show host quietly pleaded guilty to two felonies in connection with his running a marijuana growing operation at his home in Miami Shores.

The plea deal, entered earlier this month, mandates WZAB-880 The Biz morning host Edward Woodson to serve three years probation, including one on house arrest. He was also sentenced to $25,000 in fines, according to court records.

Unbeknownst to his business and GOP politics listeners at 7 a.m. weekdays, Woodson was arrested in December 2010 during a raid on his house by Miami-Dade cops and DEA agents. He was accused of running a major wicked weed distribution and growing operation out of his NE 92nd Street home.

“He wasn’t the only one living at the house,” said John Hager, Woodson’s attorney.

He remains on the air despite the conviction.

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Woodson does dole out investment advise on the show although it’s not his main thrust.

Woodson, 50, had no comment after he was reached via email sent to The Edward Woodson Show.

Woodson’s bio on his website claims he is an actor, model, real estate investor and a lawyer. He did have a small role as a ball player on Major League II.

Radio station General Manager Tony Calatayud said Woodson is not an employee of the Sweetwater station. Woodson pays for the air time, Calatayud said.

“We have no comment about our programmers,” he said.

Does the station have any standards when it comes to hosts?

“We do have standards, and I’ll discuss them with anyone who’ll come to the station,” he said.

Said lawyer Hager: “The alternative to his plea deal would’ve been three years in prison!”

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Comments

  1. Doug Bauer says

    Well well. what have we here but another phony conservative druggie. Ed, meet the big fat druggie. Rush meet Ed.

  2. FlyingTooLow says

    All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank
    Here is one of its reviews:

    5.0 out of 5 stars… If David Sedaris had written ‘Catcher in the Rye’..this would be it, June 30, 2012

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    This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition)

    I have never smoked pot in my life…nor do I ever care to.
    I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!!
    The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author’s first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him…coughing.
    All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe…hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that.
    If you have ever read any of David Sedaris’ books, and like them…you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank.
    And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in ‘Catcher in the Rye’ and the way he staggered through life.
    The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.

  3. FlyingTooLow says

    Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime…to those that are REAL crimes.

    I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida…charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana.

    At the time, I really had no idea what I had gotten myself into…mine was an offense involving pot…the thought never occurred to me that I may actually spend years in prison for that ‘indiscretion.’

    As my years in prison rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going…while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow ‘drug offenders,’…we stayed for YEARS.

    I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved…there were no victims.

    We were Americans…doing what Americans do best…living free.

    Truly, it is time for this lunacy to end…it never should have begun.

    My book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank

    It is about living free.
    I would be honored by your review.

  4. Our Man Flint says

    Convicted drug dealer… what an embarrassment for 880 THE BIZ.
    I’m sure we will see the END of the EDWARD WOODSON SHOW on 880 THE BIZ very shortly.
    Not and employee of the station….Buys his own air time… isn’t that laundering money??? Where are the IRS ??? LMAO

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