Trey Anastasio gets probation after counseling and treatment

Free as a bird
Free as a bird

Looks like Trey Anastasio won't be forming that prison jam band after all. The former Phish guitarist received a reduced sentence of three years's probation for a drug conviction after he successfully completed a counseling and treatment program.

Anastasio had pleaded guilty to a felony charge for possessing painkillers without a prescription during a traffic stop in December 2006. He faced up to three years in state prison if he failed the drug program, which he began in April 2007.

The 43-year-old's guilty plea was reduced to a misdemeanor Wednesday because he'll graduate from the drug program next month and has completed community service. In January, he spent two days in jail for missing a scheduled drug counseling session.

By Joe Bosso