Nate Dogg Sentenced For Drug Possession

Singer pleads guilty, gets one year of probation.

After pleading guilty Friday in Arizona’s Mohave County Justice Court to a charge of drug possession stemming from his April arrest, singer/rapper Nate Dogg received one year of probation, 24 hours of community service, eight hours of drug treatment and a fine of $4,400.

In return for his guilty plea, a weapons charge against him was dropped.

The Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre affiliate, best known for providing the deep baritone on Dre’s “The Next Episode” and Snoop’s “B Please,” was arrested just outside of Kingman, Arizona, on April 12th while promoting his latest album, Music & Me. Police pulled over and searched his speeding tour bus, and, prompted by a pervasive marijuana scent, the highway patrolmen went digging and discovered four ounces of pot as well as a stolen gun (see “Nate Dogg Busted For Possession Of Pot, Stolen Gun” ).

Nate Dogg’s lawyer, Pat Harris, told the Associated Press that Nate “felt the punishment was fair.”