Erick Daniels, who was released from prison in 2008 after serving seven years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, was sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation today in a Durham County courtroom for carrying a concealed weapon, according to court records.

After being out of prison more than a year, Daniels was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and drug possession. On Tuesday, Daniels pleaded guilty to carrying the gun, which was not registered with the county. A judge dismissed the drug possession charge, court records show. Police said he was carrying three pills of the painkiller percocet. Daniels said he had a prescription for the medication.

Daniels faces $225 in fines and court costs, plus attorney fees.

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