Bruno Mars arrested for alleged cocaine possession

bruno-marsBruno Mars was arrested early Sunday morning in Las Vegas on suspicion of cocaine possession, according to police. While it was initially reported that the singer-songwriter-producer behind hits like “Nothin’ on You” and “Billionaire” had been busted with an unknown narcotic, a report issued this afternoon by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identifies the suspected substance.

Police say they were summoned to Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino at 1:50 A.M. on Sept. 19 “to investigate the report of a Latin male adult being detained by hotel security.” Mars, born Peter Hernandez, had performed at the venue hours earlier. Police say they found Mars with 2.6 grams of “‘white powdery substance’ believed to be cocaine.” He was booked and released at 7:45 A.M. the same day and has not yet been charged.

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Clark County District Attorney’s office says that it will probably decide whether or not to proceed with criminal charges by the end of this week. If charges are filed, Mars will most likely be due to appear in court Nov. 18.

Reps for Mars have not yet commented on his arrest.

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  • Duh

    No wonder he wants to be a billionaire so frickin’ bad.
    Cocaine ain’t cheap.

    • AliB


      • britney

        HAHA! RIGHT ON!

    • stephen

      hes probably is a billionare or close to it.

      • stephen hater

        Ur a retard dude not even close. he maby has a couple mill but nowhere near a bil. dumbass

      • Treva

        He is no where close to being a billionare.

      • chalezz

        fuuck hater much?! chaleez

    • taneeya

      dummy he didnt even sing that song travie mccoy did

      • Bruno 1fan

        Bruno sang most of it in the begining

    • roman

      Ha nice

    • big vic

      thanks bruno you just embarass the filipino community and me lol!

      • big vic

        well everyone makes mistakes you are still young and have so much to offer get cleaned up get addicted to music not drugs thanks bruno you just embarass me and the filipino community lol

    • that hot a** girl

      u got hat rite i used to look up to him but that i know f him he lost a lot of fans.

  • poor Bruno

    I’m so sad about the news, buy still supporting Bruno, I love his music and his talent is enormous..I hope he gets help..We love U Peter!

    • Dean

      Why does he need “help?” If we wants to do coke, he can do coke. It comes with risks, of course, and he got busted. But he’s a young adult and being a young adult often means partying and using drugs for a period of time, usually until you realize that it’s time to stop.

      • Seriously?

        Are you serious? Most young adults don’t use coke. They’re not that stupid. It’s destructive beyond belief and incredibly addictive. Anyone who plays with coke needs help.

      • ash

        Are you retarded? Not everyone decides to take the idiotic path and do drugs to ruin their life. I don’t know where you come from, but there are many smart people out there who chose to stay away from that. To know Bruno does coke completely changes my view on him. Wow.

    • stephen

      why do u love him? he does cocaine.

  • Monty

    Coke is certainly making a comeback this year…

    • Shhon75

      it sure is… In my Dave Chapelle/Rick James voice “Cocaine is a hell of a drug!”

  • BrunoMania

    I’m sad but the love that I have for this boy never will change..I hope he gets clean because he is too talented to do drugs, Cheers up Bruno! and don’t judge him because nobody is perfect.Only God is perfect.

  • Government name

    He reminds me of Turtle from Entourage

    • ananii

      hahaha i know hu!

  • WannaBe

    Framed by rent-a-cops

  • DMR

    Woah! Musicians doing drugs?! This is news! This is important! This is…. zzzzzz…….

  • Steve

    Fortunately for Bruno the Las Vegas legal system has set a precident with Paris Hilton and he’ll get off with a slap on the wrist. I wish I had enough money to buy my own version of justice.

  • noonewillcare

    Bruno’s timing stinks — for maximum publicity, he was supposed to get busted right before his album dropped. Not after it’s already out…

    Not smart, not smart at all.

    • Fatima

      Actually it’s out on Oct. 5 so he’s right by your plan.

  • maddie

    woah . just woah . he’s so innocent looking and he’s got drugs .

    • Bruno 1fan

      I rather him do pot than cocaine

  • Dave

    Funny how people still say things like “I still support him and love him and no one should judge him.” But when Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan or really any other celebrity who isn’t quite the flavor-of-the-month gets busted, everyone is so quick to condemn entirely. Can’t say I’m surprised by the hypocrisy from the peanut gallery.

    • Sista

      Maybe Bruno was holding someone else’s purse. . . . no really the coke wasn’t really his. Was just holding it for a friend

      • NoNamed Person

        I sure hope so -.-

    • I know I’m right

      Let me guess, you’re a fancy male who sashays with a premature puppy in a small-handled purse that’s wrapped around your bicep.

      • Dave

        Uhh, no. Your lame attempt at humorous comeback failed. I actually dislike Paris Hilton. Just trying to point out people’s hypocrisy. People pick and choose which celebs they will defend and which they will condemn when they are all guilty of the same thing.

      • Stop protesting you ho!

        Maybe because he’s not riding off his last name or have troubled fame-whore parents that he could be forgiven more easily.

  • keith

    He’s a really talented kid. I’ve been looking forward to his album release next month. I hope he doesn’t f up his career. He’s seriously one to watch with the world at his grasp if he wants it.

  • Jane

    Idiot! He is such an idiot! Just a wannabe!

    • Zakry

      Wannabe? Hardly, he’s the hottest songwriter in the biz right now. He has three songs in the Top 20 right this second.

    • Danielle

      Its funny you say wannabe because several of my friends said he would be a one hit wonder. I totally disagree. He is extremely talented, NATURALLY talented, no auto tune, studio BS. He has an awesome voice. Lets hope he doesnt get heavy into drugs…

    • NoNamed Person

      Jane , You are a wannabe!so if he used drugs,so what?He anyway said he was sorry,jeez,get over it!Bruno Mars FOREVER <3 (L)

  • Dean

    Funny how this item is NOT featured in EW’s News and Notes headlines at the top of the homepage. Lindsay and Paris’ drug run-ins certainly were.

    • Dean

      EW editors must have read my comment. Took long enough.

      • M

        Maybe because they’re repeat offenders.

  • cori

    i still love him… and i love his mugshot love that smile

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