T.I.: District attorney drops drug case

TIImage Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesT.I. was recently sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating his probation, but in a legalistic irony, the drug case that got him in trouble has been dropped.

T.I. and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, were arrested Sept. 1 in L.A. after police said they smelled marijuana coming from their car during a traffic stop. According to papers filed today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney is no longer pursuing charges against T.I., specifically because an Atlanta judge has already ordered him back to prison. The District Attorney’s office declined to comment on reports suggesting that there may have been additional issues with the evidence against T.I.

“The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office’s decision to reject T.I.’s case was the right thing to do under the circumstances,” said lead defense attorney Steve Sadow in a statement provided to EW. “Both his Los Angeles defense attorney Blair Berk and myself commend the LADAO for exercising its discretion to reject prosecution in light of the legal and factual issues involved.”

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  • Phil

    This baffles my mind. I guess if I ever decide to commit any crime it should be in California. Lindsay, T.I….and I’m not hating cause I am a T.I. fan, but REALLY?! Its been widely reported that there was alot more going on in that car then 4 X pills. Who’s car was it? Was it a rental? Is that company suing T.I. and Tiny?

    • Tony

      Lol Agree

    • diandra

      It doesn’t matter who’s car, rental or whatever money talks & they got it! I know someone had just mary jane charges that got prison time & guess what they are broke! Money Talks……not hatin either, I’m also a huge fan! But if you got it why not live it up!

  • Miss Talk

    Wowsa

  • Buster Drumdeck

    TI is a P.I.M.P.

  • Kevin

    Wait…I’m not exactly a legal scholar, but since the case T.I. was first involved in led to the second arrest and subsequent jail time, and that case is now dropped, isn’t that some sort of “fruit of the poisonous tree” issue? I’m not using the right terminology, I’m well aware, but still. I feel like this is some legal issue.

    • Lumin

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  • Luis Cruz

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