Big Boi Arrested for Drug Possession

Celebrity News Aug. 7, 2011 AT 3:50PM
Big Boi Arrested for Drug Possession Credit: Rick Diamond/WireImage


Big Boi, the well-known rapper from the group Outkast, has been arrested for drug possession on Sunday afternoon as he was exiting a cruise ship in Miami, TMZ has confirmed.

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The Miami-Dade County Corrections Department has charged the hip-hop artist, whose real name is Antwan Patton, with three counts possession of a controlled substance and one count possession of drug paraphernalia.

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At border control, customs officials and dogs busted the 36-year-old, who is said to have been carrying ecstasy pills, MDMA powder, and Viagra. (TMZ reports that Big Boi didn't have a prescription for the erectile disfunction drug.)

The Georgia native was jailed at 1:35 p.m. EST on a $16,000 bail.


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