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T.I. won't face drug charge in Los Angeles

October 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
L.A. prosecutors have declined to file a felony drug charge against T.I. stemming from his arrest last month on the Sunset Strip. Deputies found four ecstasy pills on the Grammy Award-winning rapper, according to a charge evaluation worksheet released on Monday.

The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was on supervised release for federal weapons charges when he was arrested Sept. 1. A judge earlier this month sentenced him to 11 months in prison.

The deputy district attorney who rejected the case cited the sentence and the small amount of drugs found as reasons charges aren't being pursued.

"The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office's decision to reject TI's case was the right thing to do under the circumstances," said Harris' attorney, Steve Sadow.

T.I. is expected to begin his prison term on Nov. 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.