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OTRC: Chris Brown drug test is positive for marijuana -- will it affect probation?

Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles courthouse on September 24 to see if he violated the terms of his probation stemming from the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg attempted to sort through Brown's probation record, including the singer's community service logs from Virginia, Brown's home state, and it was discovered that Brown tested positive for marijuana during a recent random drug test.

The judge said she did not order the drug test, but random testing for people on probation is part of the law in Virginia, where Brown was performing community service.

Brown produced a medicinal marijuana prescription from California and the judge stated that she had never ordered him not to use drugs. The deputy district attorney told KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company, that the finding could potentially constitute a violation of Brown's probation.

Brown's attorney said the singer is now a California resident and the judge ordered his probation to be transferred to California.

"You are not an average person who can sit in their living room and do what you want to do," Judge Schnegg said. "You are not only in the public eye, but you are on probation."

Brown's mother was sitting in the audience of the courtroom.

The next issue was Brown's community service record. Brown's probation hearing had been delayed a week and the judge had ordered an audit of Brown's community service after a prosecutor said there were some questions about how many hours he had actually performed.

Brown told the judge he did not have to sign in and out when he did community service and his lawyer expected to show that Brown had complied with all his probation terms.

Virginia officials also raised an issue with Brown traveling to Paris without permission, but Judge Schnegg said she has approved most of the singer's travel and would have to review that claim further.

Brown's probation currently remains intact. The judge ordered Brown to return to court Nov. 1 for another update.

Brown assaulted Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service and was ordered by the courts to receive domestic violence courses for a year.

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