News: Too Short Catches Tall Break In Felony Drug Possession Arrest

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 1:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rap veteran Too Short is not quite out of the dog house just yet, however, he managed to avoid being prosecuted for felony drug possession after an arrest earlier in the week.

According to reports, prosecutors did not feel they had a strong enough case to win in the court of law against Short Dog on the drug possession charge.

We've learned ... the L.A. County District Attorney has REJECTED the felony drug case, because cops only found a very small amount of drugs -- which they say is meth. Given that Short does not have a felony record, the D.A. decided not to prosecute and sent the case over to the L.A. City Attorney for misdemeanor review. We're told the City Attorney will look at the case ... probably next week. FYI ... Short insists he was not in possession of drugs, and whatever was found in the back of the cop car was left by the prior arrestee who involuntarily hitched a ride to the pokey. (TMZ)

Shortly after the arrest went down, Short admitted he did not understand the drug possession charge.

Rapper Too Short has no clue what happened during his arrest this morning! While he thought he was arrested for driving under the influence, his booking sheet says otherwise. Following his release from the slammer, the rapper said: "I thought it was a DUI. This says possession ... I'm confused, man." Unluckily, the listed felony drug possession charge doesn't mean that Too Short is off the hook for a DUI. Seeing as how he was CLEARLY intoxicated when he was cuffed, it is likely that the cops only booked him on the highest charge and will leave the rest to the D.A.'s office to prosecute. Too sad! It is prettyyy obvious that he has a drug problem, so let's hope he gets the help he needs and isn't just thrown in the slammer! (Perez Hilton)

Details of his unexpected takedown surfaced online early Wednesday (March 20).

Rapper Too Short has just been arrested for DUI ... after allegedly attempting to run from police, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Short -- real name Todd Anthony Shaw -- was pulled over in L.A. a couple hours ago for some traffic violation ... and when cops approached the vehicle, he appeared under the influence. Now here's where it gets weird -- when police attempted to administer a breathalyzer test, law enforcement sources tell us Too Short took off ... and tripped as he ran down the street. (TMZ)

The rap veteran received DUI and drug possession charges.

Then, after he was apprehended, he reportedly tried to dump narcotics in the back of the police cruiser. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the rapper is being booked for DUI and felony narcotics possession. (KTLA)

Check out the arrest footage:

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