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Maroon 5's Mickey Madden given community service sentence for drugs arrest

Bassist was arrested for cocaine possession in January

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Maroon 5 member Mickey Madden has been given a one day community service sentence after being arrested for the possession of cocaine earlier this year.

Bassist Madden, who has been a member of the pop-rock band since their mid-'90s formation, was arrested outside a New York bar on January 21. Madden was accused of passing a container of the illegal drug to to film producer James 'Bingo' Gubelmann, a former boyfriend of Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka.

New York Daily News reports that Madden accepted a conditional dismissal offer during an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday (May 17).

Madden will now be allowed to complete a day of community service at a Los Angeles nonprofit of his choosing. The offence will then be expunged from his records after six months.

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"(Madden) was purely innocent. He didn't possess any narcotics," the musician's lawyer Joe Tacopina said, before adding: "He's a good guy. He's not somebody who has ever had any interaction with the law before."

Maroon 5 released their latest studio album 'V' in 2014.
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