LOS ANGELES — Singer Cee Lo Green faced a felony drug charge on Monday, October 21, for an incident that took place last year.
Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was in court to face a single felony count of furnishing a controlled substance. He was arraigned in the afternoon, where he pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors asked that his bail be placed at $30,000.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, the felony charge stems from an incident in July 2012, where Green allegedly sneaked ecstasy to a 33-year-old woman in a downtown Los Angeles restaurant. The woman later found herself with Green at her hotel.
The District Attorney has chosen not to charge the singer with any sexual assault crimes, citing a lack of evidence to support those claims.
The singer, who currently hosts “The Voice” on NBC, faces a maximum of four years if convicted.