Big week for Ronn Torossian's 5WPR. Another one of their clients is in the news. Gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg pleaded no contest to felony gun and drug charges yesterday. Facing a possible 4-year prison stint the 35-year-old rapper, born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., agreed to five years' probation and 800 hours of community service.
Snoop Dogg was arrested at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank last October on suspicion of transporting marijuana. Later the police found a gun at his home.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling placed conditions on the probation:
- Only 400 hours of the community service could involve the youth football league;
- Snoop can not have any gang members in his entourage;
- He must notify the probation department before leaving the state;
- And, the rapper must also provide authorities a DNA sample.
If he violates probation he will be sentenced to three years in state prison. Snoop still faces separate felony charges stemming from the Sept. 27 discovery of a concealed weapon by a security screener at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
Defense attorney Donald Etra said, "Snoop's position is he wants to give children and teenagers an example to follow."