On Wednesday night, Clifford “T.I.” Harris and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were arrested for possession of a controlled substance in West Hollywood during a traffic stop.
A report from the LAPD states, “Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle, and a narcotics investigation ensued.” Harris and Cottle were booked at a West Hollywood sherriff’s station, with their respective bail set at $10,000 each.
Despite previous run-ins with the law, T.I. had been enjoying a successful week, after the film Takers, which he helped produce, brought in $21 million during its opening box office week.
Tip is currently still on federal probation after completing a seven month prison term for attempting to illegally purchase weapons in 200x. T.I.’s publicist declined to comment on the arrest, and both T.I. and Tiny are due back in court for the charges on September 3.
UPDATE: New reports indicate that the rapper’s luxury Maybach was initially stopped due to an illegal U-turn. The scent of marijuana led to a vehicle search. This afternoon the controlled substances found on the scene are now believed to be ecstasy and methamphetamines. The couple could face up to a year in prison based on prior convictions, including a previous meth charge on Tiny. (September 2)
UPDATE #2: Today it has been confirmed that T.I. and Tiny tested positive to using ecstasy, which is classified as a controlled substance. The Atlantic Records star and Grand Hustle Records co-founded is presently serving a three-year probation, which could greatly affect the forthcoming trial.