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T.I.'s wife, Tiny, charged with misdemeanor drug possession

October 29, 2010 |  3:59 pm

Tameka Tiny Cottle leaves court with singer Monica Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, newlywed wife of rapper T.I., was charged Friday with possession of ecstasy related to the couple's Sept. 1 arrest during a traffic stop on the Sunset Strip.

The charge against Cottle is a misdemeanor, for which she could face up to a year behind bars if convicted. Somehow, that seems unlikely.

Her husband, real name Clifford Harris Jr., 30, sort of got off the hook last week when L.A. prosecutors declined to press charges after police said they found four ecstasy tablets on him. Only problem is, prosecutors went easy on him because they knew he'd been sentenced to 11 months in federal prison for violating his probation on weapons charges.

Though it wasn't immediately clear if Cottle had an attorney on the L.A. charge, we assume hubby can pass along some phone numbers. The couple had returned to Atlanta in early September, with Cottle, 35, out on $10,000 bail.

T.I., due to report to prison in Arkansas on Monday, has lost endorsement deals with AXE body spray and, more recently, Remy Martin cognac in the wake of the L.A. arrest. He also decided to change the name of his upcoming album: The recording once known as "King Uncaged" will be released instead as "No Mercy."

— Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: With singer Monica, right, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle leaves court in Atlanta on Oct. 15 after her husband was sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating probation. T.I. had done time in a plea deal on federal weapons charges. Credit: David Goldman / Associated Press.

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