Sly Stone accepts plea deal after cocaine possession arrest

INDIO, CA - APRIL 18: Musician Sly Stone performs during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival 2010 held at The Empire Polo Club on April 18, 2010 in Indio, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sly Stone
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Musician Sly Stone performs during day the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival on April 18, 2010 in Indio, California.
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(CBS) Sly Stone made a plea deal Tuesday that will allow him to avoid jail and instead send him to rehab after an arrest for cocaine possession in April, reports TMZ.

Under the deal, the 68-year-old "Family Stone" singer, who has already done 30 days in rehab, will have to complete an additional 60 days, according to TMZ.

Stone's lawyers told TMZ, "We are very pleased with the outcome of this case."

Stone was arrested April 1 after police say the funk and soul singer was carrying freebase cocaine.

In court Tuesday, Stone pleaded no contest. The judge said if the singer completes his rehab on time, the charges in the case will be dismissed and there will be no probation, reports TMZ.