Snoop Dogg was on Thursday September 20th pleaded guilty to one count of felony possession of a dangerous weapon, stemmed from an arrest at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, back in September 2006.
The rapper, as a consequence, was sentenced to 160 hours of community service and three years' probation, and ordered to make a $10,000 charitable donation. Commented on the sentence, Snoop's lawyer Donald Etra said, "We are very pleased with the outcome. Snoop's goal is to make music, not make court appearances."
Claimed that the felony conviction would be reduced to a misdemeanor after one year should Snoop does not violate the law, Etra went on adding "He wants to get on with his life. He will continue his music and his filming and performing."
Snoop was arrested at John Wayne International Airport in Orange County, Calif. on September 27, 2006 after airport security guards found a 21-in. collapsible police baton in his computer case. While he claimed it was for a video shoot, authorities considered it to be a dangerous weapon.