Lil Za Felony Drug Charges Reduced ... in Justin Bieber Raid

10/23/2014 11:24 AM PDT

Lil Za's Felony Drug Charges Reduced in Justin Bieber Raid

EXCLUSIVE
Lil Za's new record is looking good ... well, his criminal record anyway -- because the L.A. County DA just reduced his drug possession charge to a misdemeanor.

TMZ broke the story ... Za was charged with felony drug possession -- after cops found ecstasy near him during their raid in January at Justin Bieber's house.

Za completed 12 drug classes, 160 hours of community service and passed multiple drug tests with flying colors.  He also paid $7K in restitution and fines ... including $600 for the phone he broke in jail -- and the judge commended him on a job well done.

Never say never.