News: Big Boi's M.I.A. Viagra Arrest Case Erects In Court

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 5:20PM

Written by Biz Jones

OutKast's Big Boi is moving past making headlines over this past summer by finally handling his Miami drug possession arrest this week.

According to reports, Boi came to terms with a plea deal on Thursday (October 13).

Big Boi will avoid jail time following his arrest in August on drug charges in Miami. The ATLien didn't release any statement about the deal, but he did tweet an inspirational comment about an hour after his court appearance, writing, "God is Great! #weoutchea RT @BibleWisdoms: God is light. There's no darkness in him." He followed a short time later with a shout to the legal affairs reporter for the AP in Miami and the celebratory update, "on the way back from Miami ... u already know, Butta." The 36-year-old Outkast rapper (born Antwan Patton) was in a Miami courtroom Thursday (October 13), where he agreed to a deal that includes three months of drug testing, community service and a $2,000 charitable donation. (MTV)

The rapper's arrest details emerged online in early August.

Miami police arrested Outkast rapper and "Hey Ya" singer Big Boi on Sunday for possessing ecstasy and other drugs that the performer's lawyer later characterized as "contraband." Media reports cited the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department's website as listing the rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, as having been arrested for having ecstasy, MDMA powder and Viagra, for which he had no prescription. (Reuters)

Additonal reports placed Boi leaving a cruise ship prior to his arrest.

According to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department, all charges are felonies. Law enforcement sources tell us he was busted by customs and border patrol dogs as he was exiting a cruise ship. We're told Big Boi didn't have a prescription for the Viagra. He was booked into jail at 1:35 PM ET. He was held on $16,000 bond, but was released this afternoon. (TMZ)

Following his release from jail, Boi's attorney released a statement addressing the situation.

"While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage. I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated." (Statement)

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