Rock star fined, placed on probation

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Donald Henley, singer-drummer with the Eagles rock group, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to two years probation and a $2,500 fine, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge Edward Rafeedir also placed Henley, 33, in a two-year drug diversion program, as the defendant had requested last month, during a court hearing Tuesday.


If he successfully completes the program -- a series of classes on the perils of narcotics -- the judge will dismiss two felony counts of possessing cocaine and Quaaludes and a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana.

Henley was arrested last November after parademics called to his home on Mulholland Drive reported to police they had treated a 16-year-old girl suffering from a drug overdose.

Officers with the Police Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit entered the home several hours later and seized a quantity of illegal drugs.

The girl, who was nude, was also arrested, but no charges were filed against her.

Henley, co-founder of the Eagles, has also helped write several of the group's hit songs, including 'Wasted Days,' 'Desperado,' 'Best Of My Love,' 'Hotel California' and 'The Long Run.'


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