T.I. Won’t Face Drug Charge In Los Angeles; Rights May Have Been Violated

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Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file a felony drug charge against T.I. stemming from his arrest last month on the Sunset Strip.

According to a charge evaluation worksheet released Monday, deputies found four ecstasy pills on the 30-year-old rapper.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was on supervised release for federal weapons charges when he was arrested Sept. 1. A judge earlier this month sentenced him to 11 months in prison.

The deputy district attorney who rejected the case cited the sentence and the small amount of drugs found as reasons charges aren’t being pursued.

“The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office’s decision to reject TI’s case was the right thing to do under the circumstances,” Harris’ attorney, Steve Sadow, wrote in an e-mail. He commended the office for “exercising its discretion to reject prosecution in light of the legal and factual issues involved.”

The Grammy Award-winning rapper is expected to begin his prison term on Nov. 1.

Read more at All Hip Hop

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