Big Boi Takes Plea Deal In Drug Case

Rapper will avoid jail time after his August arrest in Miami.

Big Boi will avoid jail time following his arrest in August on drug charges in Miami.

The 36-year-old Outkast rapper (born Antwan Patton) was in a Miami courtroom Thursday (October 13), where he agreed to a deal that includes three months of drug testing, community service and a $2,000 charitable donation, according to The Associated Press.

Big Boi was arrested while exiting a cruise ship in August after a K-9 police dog sniffing for drugs hit upon him. When police searched the rapper, they allegedly found substances including 10 and a half Viagra pills, three pills of suspected Ecstasy, a cigarette roller with marijuana residue and 5.7 grams of MDMA powder.

He was hit with two felony drug charges, but prosecutors said that if he remains drug-free for three months, those charges will be dismissed.

Following the arrest, Big Boi’s attorney, Daniel Kane, issued a statement about the incident. “While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage. I am confident when the entire facts are aired BIG BOI will be completely exonerated.”

The ATLien didn’t release any statement about the deal, but he did tweet an inspirational comment about an hour after his court appearance, writing, “God is Great! #weoutchea RT @BibleWisdoms: God is light. There’s no darkness in him.” He followed a short time later with a shout to the legal affairs reporter for the AP in Miami and the celebratory update, “on the way back from Miami … u already know, Butta.”

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