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Tuesday
Aug232011

Paris Hilton's Ex Reaches Plea Deal in Las Vegas Arrest

Robert Marquardt/FilmMagic(LAS VEGAS) -- Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend, Cy Waits, appears to have reached a plea deal in connection with their arrest in Las Vegas last year.

The Las Vegas Sun reports Waits' attorney told a Las Vegas judge Monday morning that the matter "has been resolved."  The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Waits, who did not appear in court, faces a felony charge of being under the influence of marijuana and misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence.  The 35-year-old former nightclub mogul is expected to appear at his next hearing on Wednesday.

Waits and Paris were arrested in Vegas last August after their car was stopped because, police said at the time, it smelled of marijuana.  Paris, who allegedly was caught with cocaine, later pleaded guilty to drug possession and obstructing an officer.  She was sentenced to one year of probation.

Paris and Waits reportedly split in June.

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Tuesday
Feb152011

Bruno Mars to Enter Guilty Plea Wednesday

Photo Courtesy - Elektra Records(LAS VEGAS) -- Just three days after winning a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Bruno Mars is expected in a Las Vegas courtroom Wednesday to enter a guilty plea in his drug possession case.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Mars was supposed to appear in court Monday for his arraignment on a felony cocaine possession charge, but he had his presence waived.  He's now required to appear on Wednesday, when he will formally change his plea to guilty.

The plea is part of a deal that will keep Mars out of jail -- and if he stays out of trouble for a year, the arrest will be stricken from the record.  The singer will also be on probation for a year, pay a $2,000 fine, undergo drug counseling and perform 200 hours of community service.

Mars was arrested on Sept. 19 after he was found with 2.6 grams of cocaine in the bathroom of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  He told the arresting officer that he had made a mistake and had never before used drugs.

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Saturday
Nov272010

Willie Nelson Jailed on Drug Possession

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(SIERRA BLANCA, Texas) -- Country music legend Willie Nelson was charged with possession of marijuana after six ounces were discovered aboard his tour bus in Texas, according to a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman.

Nelson's tour bus pulled into a routine checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas -- approximately 85 miles east of El Paso -- around 9 a.m. on Friday. When an officer noticed a suspicious odor coming from the bus, a search turned up the marijuana, police said.

Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West told the El Paso Times that Nelson, 77, claimed that the marijuana was his. According to police patrolman Bill Brooks, a sheriff from Hudspeth County was contacted and Nelson was among three people arrested at the scene. Nelson was held briefly and paid a $2,500 bond before being released.

At the time Nelson was traveling from California to his ranch in Austin, Texas.

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Tuesday
Oct052010

T.I. Headed to Court Next Week 

Photo Courtesy - Grand Hustle(ATLANTA) -- T.I. has a date with an Atlanta court next week, in connection with his arrest early last month in Hollywood for alleged drug possession.  TMZ.com reports the rapper must appear in court on Oct. 15 in an attempt to convince the judge that his probation should not be revoked.  The judge will be the same one who sent T.I. to prison for firearms violations.  T.I. spent 10 months in prison before he became a free man earlier this year.

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