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CeeLo Green

Pleads NOT GUILTY

to Ecstasy Charge

10/21/2013 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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CeeLo Green just pled not guilty to a charge of giving a woman ecstasy last year before having sex with her.

The singer had arrived with his lawyer Blair Berk to the criminal court house moments ago to be arraigned. He is currently posting $30,000 bond and is expected to turn himself in to authorities for booking within 24 hours.

Another hearing has been set for next month. CeeLo must be present. If convicted, he faces up to four years in state prison.

Due to insufficient evidence, prosecutors cleared Green of charges he also sexually assaulted the woman during the incident.

On his way into court, CeeLo told us he's relieved and not scared -- relieved that he's not being charged with sexual assault, and not scared of the drug charge.

CeeLo's attorney tells us, “We are pleased that the Los Angeles County District Attorney has completed its investigation and concluded that the evidence did not support the false and unfounded claims made over a year ago." She said any sexual contact between the two was consensual.

She adds, "As it relates to the one charge of furnishing or sharing ecstasy, Mr. Green will responsibly address that matter in a court of law."

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