Rapper Juvenile Pleads Guilty On Pot Possession; Gets Probation


Photo: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Rapper Juvenile is led out of an Arabi, La., house after his arrest in February.

‚ÄčNew Orleans rapper Juvenile pleaded guilty last week to a marijuana possession charge in Louisiana, but managed to avoid jail time.

The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Terius Gray, entered his plea on Thursday, August 10 to misdemeanor possession of marijuana, stemming from an arrest in February, reports Allen Starbury at Baller Status.
Juvenile was sentenced by the judge to three months in jail, suspended; six months probation; and a $250 fine and court costs.
The rapper was arrested in February when police were called to a friend’s home in Arabi, La., where Juvenile said he was recording (police claimed there was no recording equipment in the house), when neighbors reported an “overwhelming smell of marijuana” coming from the house.

When police showed up, they said they smelled the pot through the open front door, thus giving them “probable cause” to search, then entered and tossed the home and arrested both Juvenile and his producer Leroy Edwards, 42, who later claimed the weed was his. Juvenile had earlier said a bag of pot found in a kitchen drawer belonged to him.