Big Snoop Dogg managed to avoid any time behind bars by striking a plea deal in a weapons case he caught last year. In the incident the rapper was found trying to board a plane at John Wayne International Airport with a collapsible baton in his luggage.
"I pointed him to a website of places that were all probation-approved," said Manssourian. "He picked the place. And once you pick the place, the job description is set in stone."
Snoop was apparently restricted from working with certain groups including gangs, children or his nonprofit youth football league to fulfill his obligation "because the spirit of the community service offer is for him to do the work in a manner in which he isn't glorified in the eyes of children," Manssourian told the court.
The felony count for which Snoop was charged can be downgraded to a misdemeanor after one year, granted that he not fall into further legal trouble and complete the terms of his probation.