News: T.I. Summoned To Court By U.S. District Judge
Thursday, Sep 16, 2010 9:17PM
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has reportedly been summoned to to face a federal judge in Atlanta to defend his probation after being arrested earlier this month on a drug possession charge.
Details on the summoning were released Thursday (September 16) night.
U.S. District Judge Charles Pannel Jr. signed the summons for T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris. The same judge sentenced Harris for firearms violations. The order lists three possible violations of his bond: possession of ecstasy on Sept. 1, testing positive for opiates on Sept. 2 and associating on Sept. 1 with Cortez Thomas, a convicted felon. (My Fox Atlanta)
T.I.'s arrest took place at the beginning of this month.
Pannell did not set a date for the hearing. Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say the Grammy award-winning rapper was stopped Sept. 1 on a Hollywood street after making an illegal U-turn. Police say they found several pills confirmed to be a controlled substance. (WTVM News)
Initially believed to be charged with marijuana possession, tests later confirmed T.I. and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, had ecstasy pills in their vehicle.
Spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said several pills confiscated after the traffic stop indicated they were a type of ecstasy, a drug used at raves and clubs to enhance sense of self-confidence and energy. She said the pills were found on T.I. and his new wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, and not in the Maybach, the luxury car they were in. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Last weekend, T.I. appeared to be moving past his legal media attention and spoke on personal family matters via Twitter.
"http://plixi.com/p/44349642 Went to see my niece in the hospital &, she made my day!!! she's fighting cancer & worried about how I'm doing. Uncle Tip rides 4u...Thru It All,No Matter What!!!"," he tweeted Friday (September 10).
"back in the lab..." (T.I.'s Twitter)
No further details have been released as of now.
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