Maroon 5 Rocker Sentenced to Community Service Following Cocaine Arrest
Maroon 5 musician Mickey Madden has accepted a community service deal after he was arrested on cocaine charges earlier this year. The bassist was taken into custody in January after allegedly passing a vial of the drug to film producer James ‘Bingo’ Gubelmann outside a New York City bar, according to a police report obtained by Billboard.
Madden’s lawyer Joe Tacopina placed the blame on Gubelmann, maintaining his client was “purely innocent” and “didn’t possess any narcotics.” On Tuesday, Madden accepted a conditional dismissal offer in exchange for one day of community service, according to the New York Daily News. The musician will be able to complete his service in Los Angeles, and the charge will be expunged from his record after six months, Tacopina tells Billboard. Madden, who has been a member of Maroon 5 since the band’s inception, also played with frontman Adam Levine in 1990s band, Kara’s Flowers.
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