Pop music sensation and Hawaii born Bruno Mars was cleared of all cocaine chares stemming from an unfortunate event in Las Vegas a while back. His attorneys his attorneys told a state court judge the Grammy-winning pop star stayed out of trouble and met other conditions of a plea deal reached almost a year ago. This was enough for the judge to drop the charges.
Clark County District Judge Jessie Walsh dismissed the case against the 26-year-old singer-songwriter of hits including “Just The Way You Are” and “It Will Rain.” Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, didn’t appear in person for the brief hearing in Las Vegas.
He pleaded guilty last Feb. 16 to cocaine possession, but the judge postponed accepting the plea. She gave Mars probation, fined him $2,000 and ordered him to perform 200 hours of community service and eight hours of drug counseling. Mars completed all of this and has shown that he can stay out of trouble.
This is great news for the Hawaii born Mars, as this is this only red mark on an otherwise huge last couple of years for Bruno Mars. 2011 was a particularly huge year for him, as he solidified himself as a writer and singer in the world of pop music. He took home several awards, including Grammys and was also the singer of the featured song on the new Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack.
Hopefully this is enough of a scare for Mars that he will think twice next time before deciding to experiment with illegal drugs.