Rap veteran Too $hort can breathe a bit easier as new reports claim police mistakenly identified drugs as meth when they arrested him last month after a short-lived getaway attempt.
According to the latest reports, the discovered drug was ecstasy.
TMZ broke the story … after Too Short lamely tried to flee the scene (see video below) he was charged with possession of a controlled substance believed to be meth, but law enforcement sources now tell us the criminal complaint has been amended to reflect the controlled substance in question was actually MDMA. But here’s the deal … It doesn’t matter to Mr. Short, because his defense is simple — he didn’t have any drugs, and whatever was found in the back of the cruiser must have been left by the previous prisoner. Prisoners — they really need to learn to pick up after themselves. (TMZ)
In late March, $hort Dog came forward to speak on trying to resist arrest.
“I just ran all the way out to Miami, man,” Short said in an interview when jokingly told he might be running in the next Olympics Games. “I had to get the hell up out of LA. I only got one thing to say, man, if I would have hit that corner, y’all would have seen a whole different Short you’ve never seen. If I wouldn’t have tripped, you would have never seen me. They’d have had the helicopters out on the morning news — it’s one thing y’all don’t realize though. I was across the street from my house. I was about to run home.” (Shade 45)
A few days prior, Short received good news after prosecutors decided to fall back on pursuing a felony 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, TS 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)