Grammy-winning jazz musician Roy Hargrove was sentenced to two days of community service by Judge Neil Ross in Manhattan Criminal Court after admitting to cocaine possession.
According to the New York Post, the 44-year-old trumpeter was caught buying four glassines of cocaine inside a parked car on April 5 in the West Village section of Manhattan in New York City. After Hargrove’s arrest, cops found money on him that had cocaine residue on it, the newspaper reported.
If Hargrove completes his community service, the misdemeanor will be reduced to a violation and he’ll have no criminal record.
Ross gave a few words of encouragement to Hargrove.
“I hope we can be confident about the fact we won’t see you in this building again,” he said to Hargrove, who looked dapper in a bowtie, navy jacket and crisp linen pants. “There are other places people want to see you and people who’ve wanted to see you for a very long time—just not here.”
Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.