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Bruno Mars taking plea deal in Vegas cocaine case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former Hawaii child star Bruno Mars is taking a plea deal that'll get him a fine, probation and eventual dismissal of a felony cocaine possession charge in Las Vegas.

His attorneys and Clark County District Attorney David Roger say the 25-year-old Grammy nominee is due Feb. 4 to waive an evidentiary hearing so he can plead guilty in state court.

Mars' real name is Peter Hernandez. His case would be dismissed after a $2,000 fine, 200 hours of community service, drug counseling and a year on probation.

The "Just the Way You Are" singer was arrested in September after a Las Vegas nightclub performance. Police said he had 2.6 grams of cocaine.

Defense lawyer Blair Berk says Mars appreciates the opportunity he's getting.

Celebrity web site TMZ first reported the deal.

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