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Big Boi arrested on drug charges in Miami

August 7, 2011 |  3:13 pm

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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. 



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