CeeLo Green Pleads No Contest to Felony Drug Charges, Receives 3 Years of Probation

Former Voice coach "is happy to put this behind him and continue to move forward," rep tells E! News in a statement

By Rebecca Macatee Aug 29, 2014 8:18 PMTags
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CeeLo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a female in 2012, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said in a statement.

Per NBC L.A., the former Voice coach (real name: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway) also entered a special plea in which he maintained his innocence in the case.

Per the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, the Grammy winner, 39, was immediately sentenced by Superior Court Judge Mark Young to three years of formal probation. He was also ordered to complete 360 hours of community service and must attend 52 AA/NA meetings.

"CeeLo Green is pleased that the District Attorney's office would allow him the opportunity to resolve this appropriately and maintain his innocence," his rep told E! News in a statement. "He is happy to put this behind him and continue to move forward."

The "F--k You" singer was ordered to return on March 5, 2015, for a progress report.

Back in October 2013, prosecutors rejected a rape charge against Green, citing insufficient evidence. At the time, his legal counsel, Blair Berk, said in a statement CeeLo "encouraged a full and complete investigation of those claims and he was confident once conducted he would be cleared of having any wrongful intent and it would be established that any relations were consensual."

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua and Claudia Rosenbaum