Kings forward Jarret Stoll reaches plea deal in drug possession case

Thursday June 25th, 2015

The felony drug possession charge against Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll was dropped and he agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanors, according to ESPN's Katie Strang.

The charges are one count of provoking commission of breach of peace and one count of trespassing. He will have to commit 32 hours of community service in 120 days, which he has already begun, his lawyer said, according to Lisa Dillman of The Los Angeles Times

Stoll will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and is not expected back with the Kings. 

Stoll was arrested at a Las Vegas hotel in April for possession of cocaine and MDMA but official charges were not filed until Monday. Stoll was only charged with cocaine possession. 

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Security guards at the hotel pool allegedly discovered the drugs in Stoll's pocket during a routine search. He was in Las Vegas with several Kings teammates celebrating the end of the season. 

“Now that the case has been resolved I am committed to meeting all of my obligations to the court and am grateful for the chance to offer guidance and share positive life lessons to kids as part of the resolution of this matter,” Stoll said in a statement, according to ESPN. “My focus remains on hockey and I am looking forward to getting back on the ice next season.”

- Dan Gartland

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