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April 30, 2014: Lil Za Pleads In Calabasas Drug Case

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

An aspiring rapper that goes by the name of “Lil Za,” was sentenced today after pleading no contest to a drug charge, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Edward Nison said Xavier Domonique Smith, 20, pleaded no contest to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance, ecstasy, and a misdemeanor count of damaging prison or jail in case LA076647.

Smith was sentenced to three years felony probation, 20 days of Caltrans or similar community labor and ordered to enter a drug program.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Mitchell Block of the Van Nuys Branch also fined Smith $1,000 and ordered him to pay $600 in restitution.

The defendant was arrested on Jan. 14 when a search warrant of singer Justin Bieber’s Calabasas home on an unrelated matter, turned up the drugs belonging to Smith.

While in custody at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s station, the defendant damaged a phone in a holding cell as he attempted to pull the phone off the wall, the prosecutor said.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lost Hills Station.