Lil Za Pleads No Contest to Felony Drug Possession, Phone Vandalism

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Lil Za just struck a plea deal in his drug and vandalism case that will keep Justin Bieber's buddy out of jail if he can keep his nose clean going forward.

Lil Za, Lil Twist, Justin Bieber

Often seen with and referred to in tandem with his big brother Lil Twist (above, with Bieber and Za), he is best known for his association with Justin.

It's an association that landed him in a world of trouble earlier this year.

Za pleaded no contest to felony drug possession, having been charged with two counts of felony drug possession for Ecstasy and Oxycodone in January.

Police found drugs near him during this winter's raid on his home - Justin Bieber's house - after which Za alleged racism on the part of the legal system.

In any case, a judge will reduce the felony to a misdemeanor as long as Lil Za doesn't break the law for the next year. In other words, don't be Chris Brown. 

He must do 20 hours of community labor and complete a drug program.

Za, who is repped by Shawn Holley, also pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism for destroying a jail phone in a fit of rage after he got arrested.

Lil Za must pay $600 to replace it ... that's serious damage for a phone!

Interestingly, Za's no contest plea comes as the L.A. County D.A. decides whether to charge Bieber with a misdemeanor or a felony for his egging case.

Here's a look at Za, Biebs and other stars who got arrested this year:

Waka Flocka Flame
Waka Flocka Flame was arrested at the Atlanta airport for packing heat. That'll do it every time.

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