Sep 2, 2010

T.I. and wife Tiny arrested on drug charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rapper T.I. and wife Tameka Cottle also known as "Tiny" were arrested late Wednesday night on drug charges after police smelled alleged marijuana coming from their car, authorities said.

The arrests for possession of a controlled substance came on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood during a traffic stop, Los Angeles sheriff's deputy Mark Pope told The Associated Press.

"Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle," the department said. "A narcotics investigation ensued" that resulted in the arrests.

The arrests reflected that last week of socialite Paris Hilton, whose is being investigated for felony cocaine possession after a motorcycle officer smelled pot wafting from her car.

The Atlanta-based T.I., 29, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., and Cottle, a 36-year-old singer with the group Xscape, were booked at the West Hollywood sheriff's station and bail was set at $10,000 each.

Pope said at 4 a.m. PDT Thursday that he didn't know if they were still being held.

Deputies said it also wasn't clear what specific drug the possession charge is linked to.

T.I., who has a key role in the current top box office movie "Takers," served seven months in an Arkansas federal prison and three months in a Georgia halfway house on federal weapons charges and was released in March.

TMZ reports that T.I. is on probation stemming from the prison term.

Since then, things were looking up for the Grammy winner.

The father of five married Cottle in late July. "Takers," a shoot 'em up about an armored truck robbery that goes bad, was released in late August, and a new album, "King Uncaged," is due later this month.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


  1. Why can't celebrities learn to do their foolishness in the pprivacy of their own homes.

  2. I was so encouraged from him when he was released from prison and even more excited when he and Tiny tied the knot. I guess he has no learned his lesson. And perhaps he needs some type of counseling. The sad part is the children, especially since he is in violation of his parole. It will be interesting to see what penalty he will have to pay for that....Personally, I am disburbed by he and his wife's negligence and stupidity...SMH in wonder.