Los Angeles Kings hockey player, Jarret Stoll, was arrested on April 17 for possessing cocaine at the MGM Wet Republic pool in Las Vegas. Stoll, who is the boyfriend of FOX sportscaster and Dancing With the Stars host Erin Andrews, has now been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.
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Staff members at the Wet Republic arrested Stoll after subjecting him to a voluntary search upon which they found MDMA and powdered cocaine in his pocket.
Based on police reports, the hockey player admitted to possessing 3.3 grams of cocaine powder. Stoll was likely at the MGM Grand Hotel to attend the second year anniversary of the hotel's popular club Hakkasan, the same event that featured DJ Tiësto and brought out singer Christina Aguilera.
Stoll was taken into custody at the CCDC a few months ago but was later released on $5,000 bond.
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Reports from Los Angeles Times and TMZ stated that the charge was filed as part of a criminal complaint and was listed as one felony count of cocaine possession with the Clark County District Attorney’s office.
According to the criminal complaint, Stoll would only be charged for possessing cocaine and not for having MDMA.
District Attorney Steven Wolfson refused to comment on why the charge only included cocaine possession.
Stoll, who turns 33 this Wednesday, could face up to four years in state prison if convicted on the cocaine charge. However, he could possibly receive a suspended sentence and probation at the discretion of the judge, per the Orange County Register.
The LA Kings center is expected to return to court on July 1, the same day he becomes an unrestricted NHL free agent.
A day before being arrested, Stoll was spotted on a date with his girlfriend Andrews at La Sosta Enoteca in Manhattan Beach California.
Erin Andrews, 37, and Stoll began dating in 2012.