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Trey Anastasio cops a plea, avoids prison



Tbdtrey041607 Trey Anastasio pleaded guilty Friday to a felony drug charge, avoiding jail time in a plea agreement that drops more serious charges and orders him into a drug court program, the AP reports. Anastasio, 42, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, admitting he was in possession of Vicodin, Percocet, heroin and Xanax when he was pulled over in a Dec. 15 traffic stop in Whitehall, N.Y. Under the drug court program, the former Phish phrontman will spend 12 to 15 months making weekly court appearances. He will also be subject to drug testing and will have to perform community service. If he’s successful, Anastasio will be on five years’ probation; if not, he could get three years in prison. “He’s accepted responsibility,” said Washington County District Attorney Kevin Kortright. “That’s all we can ask for.” No, you could ask Trey to kick his fancy boy drug habits and take a shower. That’s right, Phish-heads, send your emails now ...

[Photo: Trey leaves court on Friday. AP]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:10am]


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