Bruno Mars
1.18.2012 Uncategorized

Bruno Mars Cleared of Cocaine Possession Charge

Bruno Mars has a clean record once again. A judge dismissed the cocaine possession charge against the Grammy-winning singer today in Las Vegas.

Attorneys for the pop star told Judge Jessie Walsh that Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, stayed out of trouble and met other conditions of a plea deal reached almost a year ago.

The 26-year-old, who is nominated for six awards at this year’s Grammys, did not appear in court on Wednesday. He completed probation, paid a $2,000 fine, and performed 230 hours of community service and eight hours of drug counseling.

“Bruno earned the dismissal of his charge,” his lawyer Blair Berk told TMZ. “He exceeded the expectations of the court in both his service to the community and his counseling.”

Mars was arrested in September 2010 following a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas. He plead guilty to having 2.6 grams of cocaine.