Plea Deal in Faith Evans Drug Case

02/06/2004 AT 01:48 PM EST

Grammy-nominated R&B singer Faith Evans and her husband-manager, record executive Todd Russaw, have agreed to complete a 13-week drug rehabilitation program as part of a plea-bargain agreement related to their Jan. 27 arrest on charges of drug possession, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In return, says the paper, the case will be closed unless the couple is later arrested on similar charges. Erik Friedly, a spokesperson for the Atlanta district attorney's office, said that if the demands of this light sentence are not met, "The drug charges will be resurrected, and we would proceed with prosecution."

Evans and Russaw were pulled over just south of Atlanta, near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, for having a temporary tag without an expiration date. Police discovered a small amount of cocaine and marijuana in their 2003 Hummer H2., Lt. Clarence Huber of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department told CNN at the time of the arrest.

The Newark, N.J.-born Evans, 30, who has three children, lives in Alpharetta, a northern Atlanta suburb, according to her Web site. Her late husband, rapper Notorious B.I.G. (real name: Christopher Wallace), was killed in a 1997 drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.

Evans recently appeared with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce Knowles in the movie "The Fighting Temptations," and has worked with Whitney Houston and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.

It was Combs who signed her to his Bad Boy label and produced Evans's 1995 self-titled debut album, which included the hit songs "You Used to Love Me" and "Soon As I Get Home."

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