George Michael Charged in Drug Bust

Singer gets 'caution' from British police
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 21, 2008 11:35 AM CDT
Musician George Michael performs in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York Monday, July 21, 2008.    (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
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(Newser) – George Michael was arrested in a London public restroom on drug possession charges Friday and let off with a caution, the BBC reports. The singer, 45, is accused of having crack cocaine, among other drugs. Though possession can mean up to 7 years in prison, UK law allows for “flexibility” in such cases, said a government minister, noting that “circumstances and context” must be applied.