Outkast star Big Boi is to undergo three months of drug testing following his August (11) arrest for allegedly carrying illegal substances as he stepped off a cruise liner.
The rapper, real name Antwan Patton, was departing a ship in Florida when a sniffer dog picked up a drug trace and officials insisted on searching the star. They discovered ecstasy and a cigarette roller with marijuana residue and Mdma on his person.
The rapper, who was facing two felony drug charges, struck a deal with prosecutors in a Miami court on Thursday (13Oct11) and a judge ruled that Big Boi must also complete an unspecified number of community service hours and donate $2,000 (£1,250) to charity.
If the Grammy winner remains drug-free throughout the next 90 days, all of the charges against him will be dropped, according to the Associated Press.
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