More than a year after New York police arrested Amanda Bynes for marijuana possession and allegedly tossing a bong out of her apartment window, the actress is off the hook on those charges.
According to the Associated Press, the judge in the case formally dismissed the charges and sealed the case after Bynes complied with a request to stay out of trouble for six months and attending counseling twice a week. Bynes did not appear in court, where attorney Gerald Shargel submitted an affidavit showing that his client had complied with the court’s request.
In April of 2013, Bynes was charged with reckless endangerment, felony tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana when officers were called to her midtown apartment after a doorman reported that she was smoking marijuana in the lobby, acting erratically and talking to herself.
The onetime Nickelodeon star and retired actress denied that the device that was thrown out of the window was a marijuana smoking device (saying it was “just a vase”) while appearing in court in a blonde wig and sweat pants a few days after the arrest.
Two months later, Bynes was put on an involuntary psychiatric hold after reportedly setting a fire in a stranger’s driveway. She was released four months later and in December the 27-year-old’s mother said she was on the path to recovery.