T.I.’s troubles are mounting. Atlanta U.S. Attorney, Sally Yates, said that she is “very disappointed” in the recent actions of the popular rapper born Clifford Harris. Yates is recommending sentencing for the Takers star who faces a possible revocation of his three-year supervised probation. In March, he was free after completing a seven-month sentence in an Arkansas prison and a three-month stint in an Atlanta halfway house for illegal firearms purchases.
T.I. appeared before U.S. District Court Judge, Charles Pannell, Thursday, to state why he should be allowed to retain the conditions of his probation after his September 1 arrest in Los Angeles with wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.
Three critical violations of T.I.’s bond may very likely send him back to prison: possession of a controlled substance (ecstasy), testing positive for opiates (codeine) and associating with Cortez Thomas, a convicted felon, who was reportedly in contact with the couple on or near the time of their arrests.
A court date has not yet been set.
Codeine is the key ingredient in “sizzurp” or “purple drank,” in which large quantities are consumed often with soda or juice. Overdoses of the beverage have claimed the lives of Texans UGK member, Pimp C and D.J. Screw – innovator of the “Chopped and Screwed” slow-tempo musical production style.
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