Snoop Dogg dodges prison sentence

Rapper gets five years probation and community service

Snoop Dogg today pleaded no contest to felony firearm and drugs charges in a California court.

Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was sentenced to five years probation and 800 hours community service, his plea successfully helping him to dodge a prison sentence.

Broadus was arrested in Los Angeles in October following the discovery of marijuana and a gun in his car, and a second gun at his house.

And despite starting a football league for underprivileged youths, the judge ordered that only half of his community service hours could involve the league.

Lawyer for the defendant, Donald Etra, told the judge that Broadus is prescribed marijuana for migraines. The judge ordered that Broadus must have a medical permit to use the drug.

He also ordered that his security and staff not be gang members.

If Broadus violates the terms of his probation, he will go to prison for three years.

–By our New York staff.

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