DJ cocaine charge case dropped
Published 18/01/2010 | 14:08
A cocaine charge against top DJ Erick Morillo has been dropped, prosecutors said.
Colombian-American Morillo, producer of the massive dance hit I Like To Move It, was stopped by customs officers as he arrived at Glasgow Airport in December 2008.
The music star denied one charge under the Customs and Excise Management Act.
But it has emerged that court proceedings have now been dropped.
A spokeswoman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: "The Procurator Fiscal at Paisley received a report concerning a 37-year-old man in relation to an incident on 20 December 2008. As a result, proceedings were raised at Paisley Sheriff Court.
"However after full and careful consideration of all the facts and circumstances the Procurator Fiscal decided that the proceedings should be discontinued."
The platinum selling artist was behind Reel 2 Real's 1994 dance floor filler and found further success with remixes of songs by Whitney Houston and Basement Jaxx.
Morillo is the co-founder of Subliminal Records and performs DJ sets across the world.
He was accused under the Customs and Excise Management Act, concerning the fraudulent evasion or attempted evasion of a prohibition on goods.