2/23/2012 5:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brooke Mueller has been charged with felony possession of cocaine with intent to distribute stemming from her December 2 arrest in Aspen, Colorado ... TMZ has learned.
Brooke has been charged with one count of having MORE than 4 grams of cocaine ... but prosecutors have covered themselves by filing another count -- possessing LESS than 4 grams, in case there's a problem with the measurement.
The amount of coke Brooke allegedly possessed determines the penalty ... if she's convicted. For more than 4 grams, Brooke could face 6 years in prison. For less than 4 grams, she'd face 18 months in prison. But the reality is ... since she would be a first time offender, she'd almost certainly get probation.
Brooke is also charged with assaulting a woman earlier that night ... which allegedly resulted in bodily injury.
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