Bruno Mars to plead guilty to cocaine possession

Singer was caught with drug last September in Las Vegas

Bruno Mars to plead guilty to cocaine possession
Bruno Mars is set to plead guilty to cocaine possession after being caught with the drug last September.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Mars, real name Peter Hernandez, will accept the charge after he was spotted carrying a bag of white powder by a toilet attendant at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel.

He was detained and after tests the powder was confirmed as cocaine.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger said that the singer will be sentenced to a year of probation and will have to pay a $2,000 (£1,256) fine, perform 200 hours of community service and attend drug counselling.

Roger added that if Mars serves his sentence and does not commit another offence the charges will be wiped from his record. He will not have to attend a preliminary hearing at Clark County Court on Friday (February 4), but will return at a later date to be sentenced.

Mars is currently at Number Two in both the UK albums and singles charts with 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' and 'Grenade' respectively.

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