Ex-Phish Frontman Takes Plea Deal Bait
The former Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio, 42, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony drug charge stemming from a Dec. 15 traffic arrest in Whitehall, New York, and was ordered into a drug court program in lieu of jail time.
Anastasio pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he was in possession of Vicodin, Percocet, heroin and Xanax when he was pulled over in Whitehall.
Under the drug court program, Anastasio will spend 12 to 15 months making weekly court appearances. He will also be subject to drug testing and will have to perform community service.
He had previously pleaded not guilty to a seven-count indictment that included three felonies and carried a sentence of up to 14 years in prison.
"I feel terrible about what happened last night, and I am deeply sorry for any embarrassment I have caused my friends, family and fans," Anastasio said at the time of the incident.