Rapper FLESH-N-BONE is free from jail after Los Angeles authorities dropped charges against him for a parole violation.
The Bone Thugs-N-Harmony star, real name Stanley Howse, has been locked up for the last two months after he was stopped by traffic cops in Santa Clarita, California, for driving with a broken brake light.
Because Howse was on parole for an earlier probation violation, police decided to search his Canyon County home, leading to the discovery of a gun. Weapons possession charges were subsequently scrapped in April (09) after Howse proved the gun belonged to his wife, a police officer with the Chicago, Illinois force.
He was still being held behind bars at Los Angeles County Jail on the parole violation, but on Tuesday (02Jun09) authorities let him walk free after deciding not to pursue the remaining charges, reports TMZ.com.
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