Houston's Hawaii Pot Case Resurfaces

February 2, 2001 -- Forgotten about the Whitney Houston pot bust at a Hawaii airport in January last year? Prosecutors haven't. Especially since the pop singer failed to meet her end of the bargain for getting charges dismissed, according to The Associated Press.

Houston pleaded no contest, through her attorneys, at a Nov. 2 hearing for promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree, which is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. At that time, the court ruled that the charge against her would be thrown out in three months if she paid $1,000 to the state and a $25 "criminal injury" fee, made a $3,000 donation to the group Big Island Wave Riders Against Drugs, and submitted a substance-abuse assessment.

The Hawaii County prosecutor's office says her assessment, which was due yesterday, never arrived, according to the AP.

Houston was hit with the charge after a Jan. 11, 2000, incident at Keahole-Kona International Airport, where a security guard took the singer's handbag — which reportedly had half an ounce of marijuana in it — and attempted to detain her. Houston walked away from the guard and boarded a plane for San Francisco.

The incident kicked off a difficult year for Houston, in which she was plagued by tabloid reports of her drug problems, fueled by several high-profile no-shows at planned appearances.

Houston performed last month at Carnegie Hall as a part of Wyclef Jean's all star charity benefit concert.