GETPlugged: Big Boi Avoids Jail With a “Pee Deal” on Miami Drug Charges

After cheers greeted his appearance in the hallway of a Miami courthouse, Grammy-winning OutKast rapper Big Boi has reached a deal on drug charges that allows him to avoid jail time.

“God bless America,” he told the court.

Big Boi, whose real name is Andre Patton, appeared in court Thursday and stood quietly as prosecutors outlined the deal that includes three months of drug testing, community service and $2,000 in donations to charities.

Read full article and watch video after the jump“It’s a pre-trial judicial monitoring program,” explained Big Boi’s attorney, Richard Hersch. “It’s available throughout the courthouse. He’s not being treated any differently.”

The 36-year-old Georgia resident 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.

 

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