Disco legend admits drugs use

Village People member will be charged in September

Former Village People member Victor Willis has admitted charges of cocaine possession.

Willis, who dressed as a policeman during him time in the band, was arrested in March after officers found drugs in his car.

A judge in California remanded him in custody. The singer is set to be sentenced in September. The maximum sentence he could face is a two- year jail sentence or time in a drug rehab.

Willis co-wrote the disco hits ’In The Navy’ and ’YMCA’.

He faced similar charges in October 2005 over a separate incident and was given 16 months for gun and cocaine possession.

At this trial Willis’s drug problem was blamed on his exit from The Village People, which he left in 1980 to be replaced by Ray Simpson, reports BBC News.