Court Cuts Charge Against Barenaked Ladies Page

A felony drug charge was significantly reduced.

A drug charge against Barenaked Ladies singer and guitarist Steven Page has been significantly reduced by an upstate New York court.

The 38-year-old Toronto musician appeared Tuesday in the Village of Fayetteville court to answer a cocaine possession charge. The felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and Page was given an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which means the charges will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for six months.

Page was arrested in July while visiting girlfriend Christine Benedicto and another woman at their suburban Syracuse apartment.

Benedicto and Stephanie Ford were charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. They also had the charge adjourned in contemplation of dismissal and marijuana possession charges against them were also dropped.

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