News: T.I. Catches Big Break In Los Angeles Drug Case
Monday, Oct 25, 2010 4:53PM
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has caught a big break in his Los Angeles drug case by the city's District Attorney's office deciding not to file charges against him after an arrest last month.
Details on the decision not to file charges against T.I. hit the Internet Monday (October 25).
According to the Charge Evaluation Worksheet filed Monday morning (October 25) in Los Angeles, "D [defendant] is the driver of a car stopped for traffic violation. Deputy smells marijuana and searches car and occupants for source of odor. Deputy finds 4 pills of ecstasy in D's pants. Deputies also find marijuana in car and other narcotics in possession of one of the passengers. D is on federal probation in Georgia and has already been sentenced to 10 months [ed. 11 months] in prison for violation stemming from this arrest. Given amount of facts above, case rejected." (MTV)
An attorney for T.I. has also confirmed the District Attorney's action.
Defense lawyer Steve Sadow told CNN the decision to drop the charges was "the right thing to do under the circumstances." "Both his Los Angeles defense attorney, Blair Berk, and myself commend the Los Angeles district attorney's office for exercising its discretion to reject prosecution in light of the legal and factual issues involved," Sadow said. (CNN)
T.I. is still expected to serve an 11-month sentence for violating his probation.
Rapper T.I. had his probation revoked by a federal judge today and was sentenced to 11 months in prison. T.I. was busted last month on felony possession of a controlled substance ... while he was on probation for a 2009 federal gun possession conviction. T.I. told the judge he needed help for drug addiction and begged not to be sent back to prison. We're told one of the officers from Wednesday's jumper incident testified on T.I.'s behalf. He has two weeks to turn himself in. (TMZ)
While T.I. is slated to begin his sentence within a week, supporters have pleaded with an Atlanta judge to allow him to skip jail.
A mysterious and geography-challenged admirer of Atlanta rapper T.I. has asked the court to place him in rehab instead of sending him back to federal prison, according to celebrity gossip site TMZ. The document is signed "Citizens of the State of Atlanta Georgia." T.I., aka Clifford J. Harris Jr., does not know who filed the motion, according to TMZ. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Check out a recent T.I. interview below: