Singer Bruno Mars Cleared of Drug Possession Charges
A Las Vegas judge dismissed his cocaine possession charge stemming from his 2010 arrest.
In September of 2010, Bruno Mars (born Peter Gene Hernandez) was arrested for drug possession following a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He later plead guilty to having 2.6 grams of cocaine.
Since then, Mars has been on good behavior, completing his probation and 230 hours of community service. He also paid a $2,000 fine and participated in eight hours of drug counseling.
Mars’ lawyer, Blair Berk, told TMZ, “Bruno earned the dismissal of his charge. He exceeded the expectations of the court in both his service to the community and his counseling.”
Judge Jessie Walsh agreed and dismissed the charges against the pop star.