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

Bassist was arrested for cocaine possession in January

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.


“(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.