Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop Faces Drug Charges in Washington Co.
WASHINGTON, Iowa - A Wisconsin man whose unusual name landed him on national news last year is facing drug charges in Washington County.
Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, 32, of Madison, Wis., is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture or deliver after a Washington County Sheriff's deputy found drugs and paraphernalia during a July 20 traffic stop, court records state.
Beezow, as he's called, was booked in to the jail as Jeffrey D. Wilschke, the name still on his driver's license despite a legal name change last year, Washington County Jailer Dennis Boecker said.
The Madison man's legal troubles garnered national attention in January 2012, when Jimmy Kimmel played a video montage of news reporters trying to say Beezow's adopted moniker. CNN's Anderson Cooper put Beezow on his "RidicuList." At that time, Beezow had been charged with possession of pot in a Madison park.
Beezow explained his name to the Wisconsin State Journal:
"His first name represents 'the explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe. Doo-doo 'is the struggle of our daily lives with that awareness, that with love comes chaos.' Zopittybop-bop-bop "is the outcome of that struggle, which is often ironic, especially because all life ends in death'," the newspaper reported in April 2012.
According to Washington County records, Beezow was driving a turquoise minivan with expired registration on Highway 218 at 9:30 p.m. July 20, when a Washington County Sheriff's deputy saw the van weaving across the center line.
Deputies seized .60 ounces of marijuana in a Mason jar, more than 100 small plastic bags, two scales, marijuana grinders and marijuana pipes from Beezow and his passenger, Zachary R. Marinan, of Davenport, records state. The men had a combined $1,800 in cash, record state.
Beezow is scheduled for trial Sept. 17 on the Class D felony, which carries up to five years in prison and a maximum $7,500 fine.