« Previous Post | Pop & Hiss Home | Next Post »

Big Boi arrested on drug charges in Miami

Screen shot 2011-08-07 at 2.34.44 PM

Antwan "Big Boi" Patton was arrested in Miami on Sunday afternoon on drug possession charges.

Patton, half of the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group Outkast, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia — all felony charges, according to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department website.

The 36-year-old was caught by drug-sniffing dogs while getting off a cruise ship.

Patton was carrying Viagra, which he didn’t have a prescription for, Ecstasy pills and MDMA powder, the main ingredient in Ecstasy. 

"While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage," the rapper's attorney Daniel Kane said in a statement. "I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated."


He's being held on a $16,000 bond at the Pre-Trial Detention Center in Miami. 



Big Boi unfazed by Grammy snub, ready to deliver more solo hits [Video]

Big Boi talks Kate Bush, Chico Dusty, 'Rap Jedi School', and the timeline for a new OutKast album

— Gerrick D. Kennedy

Photo: Big Boi's booking photo. Credit: Miami-Dade County Corrections Department.

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook

In Case You Missed It...


Recent Posts

Tweets and retweets from L.A. Times staff writers.



Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: