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Bieber's friend gets probation in drug case

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(AP Photo/Nick Ut). Rapper Lil Za, right, leaves Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney, Shawn Holley, after his arraignment on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut). Rapper Lil Za, right, leaves Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney, Shawn Holley, after his arraignment on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
(AP Photo/Nick Ut). Rapper Lil Za, left, stands with his Attorney, Shawn Holley, during during his arraignment in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut). Rapper Lil Za, left, stands with his Attorney, Shawn Holley, during during his arraignment in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
LOS ANGELES - An aspiring rapper who was arrested during a search of Justin Bieber's mansion pleaded no contest Wednesday to felony possession of ecstasy and was sentenced to probation and community service.

Xavier Domonique Smith, who goes by the name Lil Za, was also ordered into a drug treatment program and fined $1,000 for breaking a jail telephone while in custody, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.

Smith was sentenced to three years of probation, but the felony conviction can be reduced to a misdemeanor if he successfully completes his sentence, which also requires him to pay the Sheriff's Department $600 in restitution for the broken phone.

Smith, 20, was arrested in January after deputies said they found him with drugs while searching Bieber's mansion for evidence in an egg-tossing vandalism case. Prosecutors are still considering whether to charge Bieber with vandalism.

Detectives found three to four rocks of ecstasy and 16 pills apiece of Xanax and oxycodone in Smith's bedroom at Bieber's house, according to a probation report that describes his arrest.

Smith told officers he did not use the ecstasy but "he gives it to girls because they 'love it,'" according to the probation report filed Wednesday.

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