October 26, 2010 05:05:48 GMT
District Attorney's office spokeswoman Jane Robinson revealed that they dropped drug charges against the rapper although he still has to begin his jail term next week.
After helping suicidal man to shun his suicide attempt, T.I. is getting a reward for his good deed. TMZ reported that the L.A. County District Attorney has rejected the drug case stemming from the rapper's arrest with wife Tameka Cottle aka Tiny on September 1 and the decision is reportedly due to legal problems with the case.
According to D.A.'s office spokeswoman Jane Robinson, they are not going forward with the filing of misdemeanor charges because T.I. has already been sentenced to prison for a probation violation following the September arrest. The rapper was sentenced to 11 months behind bar on October 15.
MTV further reported that according to the Charge Evaluation Worksheet filed on Monday morning, October 25 in Los Angeles, "D (defendant) is the driver of a car stopped for traffic violation. Deputy smells marijuana and searches car and occupants for source of odor. Deputy finds 4 pills of ecstasy in D's pants."
"Deputies also find marijuana in car and other narcotics in possession of one of the passengers. D is on federal probation in Georgia and has already been sentenced to 10 months (ed. 11 months) in prison for violation stemming from this arrest. Given amount of facts above, case rejected," the Charge Evaluation Worksheet explained.
Defense lawyer Steve Sadow told CNN that the decision to drop T.I.'s drug case was "the right thing to do under the circumstances." Steve added, "Both his Los Angeles defense attorney Blair Berk and myself commend the LADAO for exercising its discretion to reject prosecution in light of the legal and factual issues involved."
T.I. himself, real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., is due in court next week to begin serving his prison term for violating his probation stemming from an October 2007 arrest when the rapper, a convicted felon, attempted to purchase illegal firearms.