Drug Charges Against Screaming Trees Singer Dropped

April 7 [16:00 EST] -- Drug charges filed against Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan were dismissed during a hearing in San Francisco on Thursday.

The district attorney's office told MTV News that misdemeanor charges of cocaine possession (not heroin possession as previously reported) were dropped because it could not be proven that he was actually in possession of the drug during the March 27 bust.

Associated charges of possessing drug paraphernalia (a pipe and syringe) were also simultaneously dismissed. Another individual in the vicinity was charged instead.