September 15 [12:00 EDT] -- Last Thursday, a Los Angeles County District judge dismissed the drug charges that had been pending against Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan.
The singer was arrested last July and charged with possession and being under the influence of cocaine and heroin after overdosing in a Hollywood hotel. He then underwent a drug program under the supervision of the L.A. County probation department.
Drug offenders with no prior convictions are usually placed in the program for 12 to 36 months, and Gahan completed about nine months. The district attorney on the case pleaded for longer court supervision, but the judge didn't see it that way.