Big Boi Appeared at a Miami-Dade Court Date Earlier Today, Settles Charges If He Stays Clean and Pays Two Organizations


Big Boi, pictured earlier today at a Miami-Dade County courtroom

(CBSMiami) – Charged with drug possession, OutKast rapper Big Boi was ordered to pay $2,000 to two organizations as part of an agreement reached between prosecutors and his defense attorney.

During a hearing Thursday morning, he was also ordered to do 15 hours of community service per month and take a drug test every 30 days for the next 90 days. His last test came back clean.

The money will be split equally between the county’s drug court and Voices for Children. He was ordered to re-appear before the judge on Nov. 10th.

The Grammy award-winning singer, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was returning from a cruise in August at the Port of Miami when a specially trained K9 ‘alerted’ to the scent of drugs on him.

When U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents patted down the 36-year old Patton they allegedly found Ecstasy, Viagra pills and a cigarette roller with marijuana residue. Patton was also accused of carrying MDMA, which is the main ingredient in Ecstasy.

Patton was charged on three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Patton is best known as one-half of the hip-hop duo OutKast, which includes Andre 3000. The group won six Grammys and has released six albums. Patton made his solo debut last year.

Source: CBS Miami


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