Bruno Mars to Make a Plea Deal for Las Vegas Drug Case

bruno_marsSinger Bruno Mars will be taking a plea deal to avoid prosecution in a drug case in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Under the deal, the singer, 25, will have to get drug counseling, pay a fine of 2000 USD, do community service of 200 hours and must stay out of trouble for one whole year. The district attorney will dismiss the charges when full compliance is met. However, failure to do so could land him in jail.

The arrangement was confirmed by Tess Driver, assistant to Clark County District Attorney David Roger.

Mars, real name Peter Hernandez, was arrested last September in a casino restroom after performing in a Las Vegas nightclub. Allegedly, around 2.6 grams of cocaine were found in the left front pocket of his jeans at that time.

The singer’s single Just The Way You Are was topping the music charts during the time of the arrest. His latest single Grenade landed on the top of this week’s Billboard Hot 100 (it’s third non-consecutive week at number one).