Stoll faces felony count

The cen­ter, who has a court date of July 1, could face pro­ba­tion to four years in prison.

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - By Lisa Dill­man lisa.dill­man@latimes.com

The Kings cen­ter, ar­rested in April in Las Ve­gas, is charged with felony drug pos­ses­sion.

Kings cen­ter Jar­ret Stoll has been charged with one felony count of drug pos­ses­sion, of co­caine, ac­cord­ing to the Clark County ( Nev.) dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice on Mon­day.

Tox­i­col­ogy re­sults were con­ducted on sub­stances author­i­ties said were seized from Stoll in a pat- down search at the MGM Grand pool in Las Ve­gas in April. The pos­si­ble penalty can range from pro­ba­tion to four years in state prison.

Stoll’s court date is sched­uled for July 1, which co­in­cides with the be­gin­ning of NHL free agency. Stoll, 32, who has been with the Kings since 2008 and played for their two Stan­ley Cup cham­pion teams, is due to be­come an un­re­stricted free agent. Even be­fore his ar­rest, which came shortly af­ter the reg­u­lar sea­son, Stoll had not been ex­pected to re­turn to the Kings.

David Ch­es­noff, Stoll’s at­tor­ney in Las Ve­gas, said there have been dis­cus­sions with the dis­trict at­tor­ney. “I’m hope­ful there will be a fair res­o­lu­tion,” Ch­es­noff said.

“The dis­trict at­tor­ney is not com­ment­ing on the evi- dence at this time,” Tess Driver, the dis­trict at­tor­ney’s ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant, said to The Times via email.

Stoll was ar­rested af­ter he “con­sented to a vol­un­tary pat- down” at the en­trance of the Wet Re­pub­lic Pool at the ho­tel. The ar­rest re­port by the Las Ve­gas Metropoli­tan Po­lice Depart­ment stated that the off- white pow­der was iden­ti­fied as co­caine and weighed 3.3 grams, and the gel- caps with the pow­der in­side were con­sis­tent with the illegal nar­cotic MDMA, known as Ec­stasy.

In the crim­i­nal com­plaint, there was no men­tion of Ec­stasy.

As­so­ci­ated Press

JAR­RET STOLL was charged with pos­ses­sion of co­caine in Ne­vada.

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