Outkast rapper Big Boi to settle drug charges

14 Oct

Grammy Award-winning Outkast rapper Big Boi will avoid jail time on drug charges in Miami, Florida if he follows the terms of a deal that does not require a plea of guilt.

The Atlanta-based rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was arrested in Miami after leaving a cruise ship in August. Authorities accused him of having drugs including ecstasy and MDMA powder, according to an arrest report.

In court on Thursday, the 36-year-old rapper accepted an agreement that could lead to the two felony drug possession charges he faces being dropped if he  reports to court for monthly drug tests for three months, completes 30 hours of community service and donate $2,000 to charities.

The rapper’s defense attorney Richard Hersch said Big Boi was eligible for the judicial monitoring program because of his clean record and since he does not have a problem with substance abuse.

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    […] The Atlanta-based  Outkast rapper Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was arrested in Miami after leaving a cruise ship in August 2011. Authorities accused him of having drugs including ecstasy and MDMA powder, according to an arrest report. […]

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