Bruno Mars Plea Accepted: No Jail Time if He Behaves

Peter Hernandez (AP/Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.)

Bruno Mars Plea Accepted: No Jail Time if He Behaves
Peter Hernandez (AP/Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.)

(CBS/AP) The plea deal singer-songwriter Bruno Mars made on charges stemming from a September cocaine arrest in Las Vegas has been accepted, say reports.

Mars pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance Friday, according to TMZ.

According to the site, Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, will have to do 200 hours of community service. If he stays out of trouble over the next year, the charge will be expunged, and his record will be clean.

Police say Mars was found with a bag filled with 2.6 grams of cocaine in the bathroom of the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

According to the arrest report obtained by TMZ, Mars entered a bathroom stall with a bag of a white, powdery substance.

After taking what seemed like an unusually long time, the bathroom attendant alerted a security guard who confronted Mars as he exited the stall, says the report. When asked to hand over any narcotics he may have had, the report says that Hernandez pulled the bagged substance from his jeans pocket.

Authorities say it later tested positive as cocaine.

The report states Mars was then taken to a holding cell where he was questioned by an arresting officer.

The report states that Hernandez asked the officer, "Can I speak to you honestly, sir?" He then reportedly admitted he had done a foolish thing and claimed that he had never used drugs in the past.

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