The marijuana charge against Whitney Houston in Hawaii was dropped Monday after the singer cleared a substance abuse assessment.
The assessment, done in Houston’s home state of New Jersey and delivered to a district court in Kealakekua, Hawaii, said there was no need for the singer to undergo drug treatment, according to the Honolulu Star Bulletin.
The misdemeanor charge stemmed from a January 11, 2000, incident in which Keahole-Kona International Airport security seized Houston’s handbag, claiming it contained approximately a half-ounce of marijuana. Houston boarded a plane before police arrived.
Houston pleaded no contest to the charge — promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree — in November, and was ordered to pay $4,025 in fines, court fees and donations to charity. In exchange for the charge being dropped, Houston also agreed to stay drug-free for three months, but after she failed to turn in the substance abuse assessment before a hearing last month, prosecutors filed a motion to throw out her no-contest plea and resentence her.