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T.I.’s Wife Completes Drug Diversion Program in Georgia, Charges Dropped

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2011 | DUI |

As noted in a previous post, last fall, T.I. was ordered back to prison by a federal judge in Atlanta for violating the terms of his probation. The rapper was on probation after serving time on weapons charges. T.I. was arrested and charged with violating his parole after police officers pulled him over in Los Angeles.

His wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, was also in the car and was charged with possession of ecstasy. Cottle, 35, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor drug charge. According to CBS News, the drug charges were recently dropped against Cottle because she finished 24 sessions of a certified drug diversion program in Georgia.

When the officers pulled over the couple, they found cups with cough syrup mixed with club soda in the car and smelled a strong odor of marijuana; they also found four tablets of ecstasy on the Grammy Award-winning rapper. T.I. was not charged with driving under the influence or drug possession. Prosecutors decided not to pursue drug charges against him because he was already being sent to prison for 11 months.

When the federal judge ordered T.I. back to prison, he told him that he would be on probation again when he was released. He also said that this time T.I. was on probation he would not be able to drive, but would have his driver’s license suspended.


Rapper T.I.’s Wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Gets Drug Charges Dropped After Completing Program (CBS News)