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Rapper T.I. Fights To Stay Out Of Jail

Posted by on September 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM EST

ti arrest jailRapper T.I. has to try and convince the judge why he should not go back to jail.

Rapper T.I. (real name Clifford Harris Jr.) will have to convince U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. why his probation should not be revoked in light of his recent arrest for drug possession. If he fails to convince the Atlanta based judge he could be heading back to jail.

T.I. was released from jail earlier this year after spending six months in jail on weapons charges. There were three very distinct parts of his parole that appear to have been violated with this arrest: possession of ecstasy on Sept. 1, testing positive for opiates on Sept. 2 and associating with Cortez Thomas, a convicted felon, on Sept. 1.

T.I. was arrested on September 1st when he and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, were pulled over by police for making an illegal u-turn. The police officer smelled the scent of marijuana coming from the car so he conducted a search. The search turned up pills that were found to be Ecstasy. T.I. also tested positive for having opiates in his system.  It has also been reported that the police found codeine in his car as well. Codeine is one of the main ingredients in a drink called Sizzurp. It is also sometimes called Purple Drank which is a mix of codeine and fruit juice and is favored (and even sang about) in the hip hop community.

The U. S Attorney in charge of T.I.’s case, Sally Yates, released a statement that read: “We are very disappointed in Mr. Harris’ recent conduct. We will make our sentencing recommendation at the revocation hearing.”

If T.I. cannot provide a very good reason for having these drugs on him and doing the things he did he could be going back to jail for a long time.



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