KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A marijuana-possession case against Whitney Houston will be dismissed in three months if she meets certain probation-like conditions, a lawyer for the pop music star said.

Honolulu attorney Brook Hart and attorneys from Houston's home state of New Jersey appeared on her behalf at a hearing Thursday in state district court in Kona. Houston was not present.

The petty misdemeanor charge stemmed from a Jan. 11 incident at Keahole-Kona International Airport on Hawaii Island. Houston's handbag was seized by a security guard, and police reported it contained half an ounce of marijuana.

Houston and her husband, Bobby Brown, boarded a flight to San Francisco before police arrived.

Houston faced a possible penalty of 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.