[Associated Press Report]
Houston drug case hearing postponed
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A hearing in the drug case against singer Whitney Houston has been postponed a week.
The hearing, which had been scheduled for next Friday, is now scheduled for March 8.
Prosecutors are asking a judge to set aside a plea agreement on a misdemeanor drug charge. They said Houston failed to submit a substance-abuse assessment as required by the agreement.
Houston's bag, which allegedly contained less than half an ounce of marijuana and three partially smoked marijuana cigarettes, was seized at the Keahole Kona International Airport in January 2000.
Houston was not arrested. Prosecutors say she abandoned the bag and boarded a flight to San Francisco with her husband, singer Bobby Brown, before police arrived.
Houston entered a no contest plea in the case last November and was ordered to pay $4,025.
Judge Joseph Florendo Jr. agreed to dismiss the conviction if Houston
stayed out of trouble.
NEWSFILE: 26 FEBRUARY 2001
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