The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that T.I. is headed back to Atlanta and may soon be ordered to face the federal judge who signed off on an extraordinary deal that shaved years off a potential prison term.
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Meanwhile, the New York Daily News has learned that the controlled substance found in T.I. and Tiny’s vehicle were pills suspected to be the drug Ecstasy.
The newlyweds were pulled over on Sunset Blvd. after their Maybach made an illegal U-turn, according to a source.
“It was a regular traffic violation. Then deputies smelled marijuana emitting from the car, and that’s when the narcotics investigation ensued,” Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida told the NY Daily News. “They found pills resembling Ecstasy. The pills are being tested.”
According to the AJC, T.I.’s arrest could trigger a motion by his probation officer. The officer could ask U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. to revoke some of the remaining probation on T.I.’s federal sentence stemming from his arrest on gun charges three years ago. T.I’s probation expires in 2013.
“T.I. is going to be back on his way to Atlanta in the next 24 hours,” Don Samuel, one of T.I.’s lawyers, said Thursday. “It’s almost certain he’ll end up appearing before the court here. But without knowing all the facts, it’s premature to speculate what the court is likely to do.”
Ed Garland, another member of T.I.’s legal team, said the rapper quickly notified the U.S. Probation Office of his arrest, as the conditions of his probation require. The probation officer has instructed T.I. to report to him when the rapper returns to Atlanta, Garland said.
Tiny, 36, (born Tameka Cottle) posted a Twitter message after her release, expressing gratitude to fans:
“Jus wanted 2say thank u 2every1 dats been leaving encouraging msgs & prayers! We love u guys,” she wrote. “Going 2bed now! So glad 2b n a nice clean bed.”