Judge Says CeeLo Green has Fulfilled Drug Probation Requirements Early

Jeff Christensen/AP
Jeff Christensen/AP
Los Angeles, CA

A Los Angeles judge said Monday artist CeeLo Green has complied with his probation conditions relating to a felony drug case, and is therefore excused from attending any further court hearings.

Legally named Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, CeeLo pleaded no contest last August to supplying a woman with the drug ecstasy during a dinner date in 2012.

Best known for his 2011 Grammy-winning song “Forget You,” he was subsequently arrested and sentenced to three years of probation and 360 hours of community service.

Superior Court Judge David Herriford reviewed Callaway’s probation report Monday, according to the Associated Press, and found CeeLo was in compliance, and ordered that any future legal proceedings related to the case be dropped.

The artist had completed 151 hours of community service and 31 hours of individual drug and alcohol therapy, reports TMZ, which obtained his latest probation report.

One reason for the early dismissal was reportedly Callaway’s community service involvement with homeless veterans living in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood.

According to his therapist, CeeLo has grown an emotional connection to his work with the vets, which becomes obvious when he discusses his time with them. He also demonstrates a “genuine humbleness” whenever he is asked about his work on an upcoming album, per TMZ.

CeeLo Green previously appeared as a judge on the NBC’s The Voice, but left the show in 2013 after he was charged with the felony.