T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance Friday (October 29), a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office confirmed to MTV News.
The charge comes more than a month after Cottle and her husband, superstar rapper T.I. (born Clifford Harris), were [article id="1647068"]picked up in Los Angeles for possession of Ecstasy[/article]. Cottle is due in court Monday, L.A. District Attorney's Office spokesperson Jane Robison said.
While it is up to a judge to determine Cottle's punishment, Robison said outpatient rehab in lieu of jail time can be a potential option in cases similar to the reality star's. However, a judge has to find Cottle eligible for that option.
A rep for Cottle did not respond to MTV News' request for comment at press time.
[article id="1644852"]Cottle's new spouse[/article] was [article id="1650140"]sentenced to 11 months in prison[/article] October 15 for probation violation. The jail time was handed down after the Atlanta rapper was found to have violated the terms of his supervised release. [article id="1650758"]T.I., however, will not face charges[/article] stemming from the Los Angeles arrest. He's slated to start his prison sentence Monday.
Although T.I. has been keeping a fairly low profile as he prepares to return to prison, just months after he wrapped up a sentence for weapons charges, the past few weeks have been eventful. The MC lost endorsement deals from [article id="12345"]AXE[/article] and [article id="1650140"]Rémy Martin,[/article] released a [article id="1650154"]song with Chris Brown[/article] and helped [article id="1650036"]save a man on the brink of suicide[/article].
"I'm gonna take it a day at a time," [article id="1650310"]T.I. said of his current situation[/article] during a radio interview last week. "I got a little while to plan. One thing I'm not gonna do is, I'm not gonna talk and make a whole lot of promises and do this or do that. I'm gonna speak more through my music and my actions. And I'm gonna let God lead me wherever that may be."