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Drug Charges Dropped Against Former BNL Frontman

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The drug possession charges that had been levied against former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page have been dropped, the Canadian Press reported.

Page had been charged with drug possession in July after police found cocaine in a Fayetteville, N.Y., apartment and a judge had set conditions for Page to avoid incarceration that included attending therapy and passing drug screening for six months. Page's lawyer, Mark Mahoney said that the judge determined that Page had met the conditions and dismissed the charges.

"It's been really nice to work with people who are reasonable and thoughtful, and it's been emboldening for me also to get a sense of the respect that they have for me," Page said while thanking the judge, the district attorney involved in the case. "It's nice."

Page's lawyer also took pains to note that the dismissal of charges clears the way for Page to re-enter the U.S. and any photos or fingerprints connected with the case will be destroyed, the Canadian Press reported.

Page left BNL in February and has since then been pursuing a solo career. "I will miss being a Barenaked Lady like crazy, but there are other lots of other things I'm really looking forward to," Page told the Canadian Press "No one's going anywhere. I'm going to continue to make music and those guys are going to continue to make music as well. I think it will be good for everybody." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers