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Whitney Houston Beats Drug Rap

Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

Whitney Houston, thank goodness, is not a pothead.

Hawaiian District Judge Joseph Florendo Jr. dismissed petty misdemeanor marijuana possession charge against Houston, leaving her with a clean record. Michael Burke, a certified substance abuse counselor, determined that Houston does not require treatment for substance abuse.

Houston's bag was seized at the Keahole-Kona Airport on Jan. 11, 2000, and marijuana was found. Her attorneys and the Deputy Prosecutor Melvin Fujino stipulated in court in November that less than half an ounce of marijuana was found in two plastic baggies, including three partially smoked marijuana cigarettes.

The 37-year-old singer, who was not arrested, allegedly abandoned the bag and boarded a United Airlines flight for San Francisco with her husband, Bobby Brown, before the police arrived.

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