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Snoop Dogg to serve time in O.C. park
Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg will be picking up trash and cleaning toilets at an Orange County park to satisfy community service obligations ordered after he pleaded guilty to carrying an illegal police baton aboard an airplane at John Wayne Airport last year.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Andre Manssourian said Thursday that he gave the artist a list of options available to defendants performing community service.
The name of the park will not be disclosed to prevent disruptions.
The rapper will be part of a crew supervised by a park ranger. "I pointed him to a website of places that were all probation-approved," Manssourian said. "He picked the place. And once you pick the place, the job description is set in stone."
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, pleaded guilty last month to knowingly possessing a deadly weapon as part of a deal with prosecutors under which the felony count could be reduced to a misdemeanor if he doesn't violate any laws or conditions of his probation.
Broadus was ordered to serve 160 hours of community service but is restricted from working with gangs, children or his nonprofit youth football league "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.
Broadus also agreed to donate $10,000 to the Orange County charity Right Trak, which helps troubled children, and to pay more than $1,000 in a fine and court fees.