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Big Boi Avoids Jail Time, Must Complete Drug Testing & More

Big Boi Avoids Jail Time, Must Complete Drug Testing & More

Big Boi Avoids Jail Time, Must Complete Drug Testing & More

Big Boi has reached a deal on Florida drug charges that allows him to avoid jail time.

Big Boi, real name Antwan Patton, appeared in a Miami courtroom Thursday (Oct. 13) as prosecutors outlined the deal that includes three months of drug testing, community service and $2,000 in donations to charities.

Big Boi Arrested on Drug Charges in Miami

The 36 yr. old rapper was arrested getting off a cruise ship in August when a K-9 dog alerted to drugs Big Boi was carrying. The substances included ecstasy, a cigarette roller with marijuana residue and the ecstasy ingredient MDMA.

Big Boi had faced two felony drug charges. Prosecutors say if he remains drug-free after three months of testing, those charges will be dismissed.

The Atlanta-based group OutKast has won six Grammys and made six platinum-plus albums, including "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."

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