'American Idol 4' finalist Bo Bice once arrested for cocaine possession
UPI News Service, 04/28/2005
Harold "Bo" Bice, one of the five "American Idol" finalists, once was arrested for felony cocaine possession, it was reported Thursday.
The charge was dismissed last year after Bice completed a "diversion program" for first-time offenders, The Smoking Gun said. Bice, 29, had been arrested in 2001 in Huntsville, Ala., the report said.
He posted a $1,000 bond but when a police investigator failed to show at his preliminary hearing the case was dismissed. When prosecutors prepared to re-file the felony count, Bice opted to enter a drug diversion program overseen by the district attorney's office in 2003, the report said.