More details have been released surrounding last weekend’s arrest of singer/writer Bruno Mars and confirm that he was busted with over two grams of cocaine in Las Vegas.
Additional reporting of Mars’ arrest were released Monday (September 20) afternoon.
Mars was arrested around 1:50 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino — where he had performed earlier in the night — for felony possession of 2.6 grams of a “white powdery substance” that tested positive as cocaine. According to the report, a bathroom attendant approached a security officer at the facility to say that there was a man in a bathroom stall who might be using drugs, telling the guard that a male in the bathroom was “taking a really long time.” The attendant said he observed the suspect in a striped shirt with a “baggy of white powder substance.” The attendant and the security guard approached the suspect as he exited the stall, and the guard ordered Mars to hand over whatever narcotics he had on him. “This is when Hernandez, with his left hand, pulled out a white powder substance, which was consistent with cocaine, from his left-front jeans pocket.” (MTV)
Mars’ arrest was confirmed by Las Vegas authorities earlier today.
Singer and songwriter Bruno Mars was arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession early Sunday morning at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas police confirmed. Sgt. John Sheahan said Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, was arrested at 2:40 a.m. Sheahan said Hard Rock security confronted him in a bathroom and discovered him with narcotics. Sheahan said he did not know Sunday afternoon what drug Mars possessed. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Prior to the arrest, Bruno tweeted about being in Las Vegas over the weekend.
“Come See Me @ the Hard Rock 2nite!! VEGAS!!,” he tweeted Saturday (September 18). (Bruno Mars’ Twitter)
Aside from his arrest, Bruno is currently preparing the release of his debut album.
Prior to the arrest, Bruno, who co-wrote B.o.B‘s “Nothin’ on You” and Travis McCoy‘s “Billionaire.” His new single “Just The Way You Are” is currently #1 on the Billboard Hot Digital Tracks and #6 on the Hot 100. Mars’ debut album, ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans,’ is currently set for an October 5, 2010 release. He will open for Maroon 5 on the fall leg of the Hands All Over Tour starting October 6, 2010. Mars will also co-headline with Travie McCoy on a European tour starting October 18, 2010. (Singersroom)
No further details have been released as of now.