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Nilas Martins was probably just after a bit of, you know, holiday recreation when he was arrested and charged with cocaine possession early Tuesday morning in Saratoga Springs, where the New York City Ballet is in residence at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The Danish principal dancer and son of Peter Martins, the company's ballet master in chief, Martins was scheduled to perform the lead in Apollo on July 4—arguably a crueler fate than arrest for drug possession—but was pulled from the show. Martins, 40, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, which translates into a felony—and intent to sell. That could mean one to seven years in prison, probably not great circumstances for a ballet dancer (I can't help it—I feel sorry for him). Still, the bust suggests something else: Cocaine doesn't automatically make you skinny.

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