T.I. Facing 14 Months In Jail Over Drug Arrest
It looks like The King might be caged once again as lawyers go back and forth for his upcoming hearing after violating his parole in September.
As previously reported, T.I. and his wife Tiny were arrested last month in L.A for possession of a controlled substance, after they were pulled over in West Hollywood and found in possession of ecstasy.
To make matters worse, not only did T.I. fail a drug test when traces of codeine were found in his system, but he was also traveling with a convicted felon named Cortez “C-Rod” Thomas.
All infractions are violations of the terms of T.I.’s three-year probation.
The rapper just came home from prison in December following a 12-month sentence for attempting to purchase machine guns and silencers just before the BET Hip-Hop Awards in October of 2007.
In an interview last month, U.S. Attorney Sally Yates told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“We are very disappointed in Mr. Harris’ recent conduct, we will make our sentencing recommendation at the revocation hearing.”
T.I.’s probation officer is asking that the rapper/actor serve eight to 14 months, though T.I.’s lawyers claim the guidelines call for no more than five to 11 months, say court documents filed Friday.
The King’s hearing and fate will be determined on October 15.