Los Lonely Boys drummer RINGO GARZA has escaped a potential prison stint in Texas after his wife LENORA told authorities that marijuana found in their home belonged to her.

The couple were arrested in January (05) after police discovered the drug in their San Angelo, Texas home, but Lenora told a court this morning (21NOV05) that the stash was hers.

The musician was facing his second drug possession allegation before his wife owned up in court.

Lenora Garza then pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanour possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, and was fined $2,000 (GBP1,100).