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T.I. and His Wife -- Handcuffed and Busted

9/2/2010 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: TMZ has learned ... cops originally stopped the Maybach for making an illegal U-turn on Sunset Blvd.

TMZ has obtained photos of rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in police custody on Sunset Blvd. last night ... after they were each arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled substance.

TI and Wife Arrested

T.I. was placed into a squad car with an unknown male.

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"Tiny" was taken to a separate squad car -- both were transported to a local Sheriff's station.

As we first reported, cops pulled over T.I.'s ultra-expensive Maybach on Sunset Blvd around 10:18 PM for a traffic violation and then smelled marijuana. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, cops say they found a controlled substance -- we're told it was not cocaine. The class of the controlled substance that was found includes methamphetamines and ecstasy.

Both were booked on felony possession of a controlled substance.



They were released on $10,000 bail.

As we previously reported, T.I. was released from federal prison back in December -- where he served 7 months behind bars for illegally possessing machine guns and silencers.

Law enforcement confirms ... T.I. is still on probation from the gun conviction, which means last night's arrest could qualify as a violation of his probation ... and he could be sent back to prison.

UPDATE: "Tiny" just twittered, "Jus wanted 2say thank u 2every1 dats been leaving encouraging msgs & prayers! We love u guys:-)going 2bed now! So glad 2b n a nice clean bed."
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91.

camesha    

man........ T.I. WHATS GOIN ON WISH U GOOD LUCK MAN U STILL MY BOY

1422 days ago
92.

chick    

Is it illegal to own machine gun in California?
I just visited Washington State where they sell machine gun for $199!! I asked store owner who's ex-marine and found out it's totally legal there. I even asked if I can bring machine gun at the airport and according to him, it's okay if the gun's stored in the box and locked( but you have to report this to department of transportation)

1422 days ago
93.

cocoapuff    

Only God Can Judge!

1422 days ago
94.

chick    

FYI

You MUST own a gun - it's the law!

KENNESAW, Ga - Several Kennesaw officials attribute a drop in crime in the city over the past two decades to a law that requires residents to have a gun in the house.

In 1982, the Kennesaw City Council unanimously passed a law requiring heads of households to own at least one firearm with ammunition.

The ordinance states the gun law is needed to "protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants."

Then-councilman J.O. Stephenson said after the ordinance was passed, everyone "went crazy."

"People all over the country said there would be shootings in the street and violence in homes," he said. "Of course, that wasn't the case."

In fact, according to Stephenson, it caused the crime rate in the city to plunge.

Kennesaw Historical Society president Robert Jones said following the law's passage, the crime rate dropped 89 percent in the city, compared to the modest 10 percent drop statewide.

"It did drop after it was passed," he said. "After it initially dropped, it has stayed at the same low level for the past 16 years."

Mayor Leonard Church was not in office when the law was passed, but he said he is a staunch supporter of it.

"You can't argue with the fact that Kennesaw has the lowest crime rate of any city our size in the country," said Church, who owns a denture-making company in Kennesaw.

The author of the ordinance, local attorney Fred Bentley Sr., attributes at least some of the decrease in crime to the bill.

"I am definitely in favor of what we did," he said. "It may not be totally responsible for the decrease, [but] it is a part."

Although he is pleased with the outcome, Bentley said he was originally opposed to drafting the law.

"I didn't think it could be written in a constitutional fashion," he said. "Obviously, it was constitutional, because the American Civil Liberties Union challenged it in court and we won."

Jones said the ACLU challenged the law in a federal court just after it was passed. In response, the city added a clause adding conscientious objectors to the list of those exempt.

Although the law is now being credited with a drop in crime, Jones said that was not the law's original purpose. He also pointed out that Kennesaw did not have a big problem with crime before.

"The crime rate wasn't that high to start with. It was 11 burglaries per 1,000 residents in 1981," he said.

According to the Kennesaw Police Department, the city's most recent crime statistics show 243 property crimes per 100,000 residents in 1998, or .243 per 1,000.

The city's crime rate continues to be far below other metro Atlanta city's with similar populations, like Decatur. In 1998, Decatur recorded 4,049 property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Jones said one motivation for the council passing the ordinance had to do with publicity.

"It was done in response to a law passed by Morton Grove, Ill., outlawing gun ownership within the city limits," he said. "Several council members were upset Morton Grove had gotten a lot of attention with their ordinance so they decided to top them.

"They figured the gun ownership ordinance would knock that city right off the front pages. They were right."

Jones said the ensuing publicity surrounding the law has given Kennesaw worldwide name recognition.

"I have been to Australia and Europe and when I tell people I am from Kennesaw they recognize the name as the place that requires everyone to own a gun," he said.

But Stephenson said the issue was not publicity-driven but issue-driven.

"We believed in the right of people to own guns," he said.

Jones said he has sold 550 copies of a 1994 book about the first-of-its-kind law, "The Law Heard 'Round the World."

He said the law in its final form has many loopholes, so not everyone is required to own a gun.

"There are many outs," he said. "When you look at it, almost anyone could fit into one of the exempted groups."

Kennesaw Police Chief Dwaine Wilson said no one has ever been prosecuted under the ordinance.

Among those exempt are residents "who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine." Others exempt include the physically and mentally disabled, paupers and those convicted of a felony.

The law contains no clause addressing punishment for violating the law. If convicted, City Clerk Diane Coker said punishment would be determined by the general penalty clause of the Kennesaw Code Ordinance - probably a fine of about $100.

Jones said the unusual law has not deterred anyone from moving to Kennesaw.

"Our population has increased just like everyone's in Georgia in the past 20 years," he said. "The law really hasn't done any harm to the city's growth."

The city's population in 1998 was recorded at 14,493 - a sharp increase over the 8,936 residents recorded in the 1990 census.

1422 days ago
95.

T-Skibo    

Ti hold ya head up tiny u 2 jus think about consequences b$ you do sumthing i support yall regardless like my homie TI SAY ITS STILL GRAND HUSTLE PIMP!!!!

1422 days ago
96.

marty mar    

Keep your head up young blood. Tiny a reality check. Most moms are at home looking after their daughters You both are receiving a warning we pray to God that you adhere. Next time you both may not be so lucky. if you can't do the time do not do the crime. Out is an expenses rig smoking weed and doing drugs and make an illegal u-turn in Cali. uh the city is broke too ...it appears you both have been tried in the media. yeah that is what they do to upcoming rising stars

1422 days ago
97.

marty mar    

Yeah lets see who gets off TI or Paris Hilton. I say let them all off it is their life and who are we to judge how they entertain themselves. They got the money to do whatever the hell they want. Now with that being said what about us the average Joe. Do we get to do whatever we want. Send Paris to jail and TI sorry bro you toooooooooo

1422 days ago
98.

Nicole    

that video don't show much and as for t.i. and tiny i hope they come out innocent and avoid trouble from now on

1422 days ago
99.

Barbie    

I don't know who these two people are but apparently they are celebrities?/! What bothers me the most about these people in Hollywood is that they have it all, money, fame, nice cars, the good life and they choose to do things illegal and mess us the dream! Why can't these Hollywood types live clean and sober lives, what's so wrong with living life to the fullest without a mood or mind altering drug ? They made their beds now they have to lie in them !

1422 days ago
100.

Barbie    

106.
Yeah lets see who gets off TI or Paris Hilton. I say let them all off it is their life and who are we to judge how they entertain themselves. They got the money to do whatever the hell they want. Now with that being said what about us the average Joe. Do we get to do whatever we want. Send Paris to jail and TI sorry bro you toooooooooo
Posted at 11:43 PM on Sep 2, 2010 by marty mar
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marty mar you make a good point. they have the money but they also know the laws of the land. you may think they will get away with stuff because of the celebrity factor, and that the average joe can't get away with anything. but the truth be told i think we are reading more and more about these celebrities and their antics and wreckless behavior to show that they are actually getting the punishment they deserve. And you can't compare Paris Hilton to T.I., there is a huge difference between the two arrests. Parise Hilton doesn't have the criminal backround that T.I. does, he just got out of prison for a very serious charge and if he isn't violated on his probation then that would be unfair to every average joe. Hilton on the other hand has dui charges in her past, she isn't on probation at this moment, so she will be dealt with in a very different way !~!

1422 days ago
101.

Barbie    

106.
Yeah lets see who gets off TI or Paris Hilton. I say let them all off it is their life and who are we to judge how they entertain themselves. They got the money to do whatever the hell they want. Now with that being said what about us the average Joe. Do we get to do whatever we want. Send Paris to jail and TI sorry bro you toooooooooo
Posted at 11:43 PM on Sep 2, 2010 by marty mar
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marty mar you make a good point. they have the money but they also know the laws of the land. you may think they will get away with stuff because of the celebrity factor, and that the average joe can't get away with anything. but the truth be told i think we are reading more and more about these celebrities and their antics and wreckless behavior to show that they are actually getting the punishment they deserve. And you can't compare Paris Hilton to T.I., there is a huge difference between the two arrests. Parise Hilton doesn't have the criminal backround that T.I. does, he just got out of prison for a very serious charge and if he isn't violated on his probation then that would be unfair to every average joe. Hilton on the other hand has dui charges in her past, she isn't on probation at this moment, so she will be dealt with in a very different way !~!

1422 days ago
102.

Birdy    

Who are these people and why are they news worthy?

1422 days ago
103.

James    

T.I. you are dumb ass! First let me say I'm black so what I'm about to write is not coming from some racist. So here I go; you southern rappers (notice I wrote rappers and not hip hop artist) are modern day minstrels. You all have destroyed rap music which is rhythm and poetry and turned it to crap! Lil Wayne, Luda, and the rest of you talk about sizzerp (a drink with codeine). A southern rapper / DJ died from that and so did Pimp C. You lectured at schools and had a TV show before you were arrested to help the youth and you talked a good game. You were released and were on TV (Larry King) and lectured in schools. Plain and simple you are all ignorant. You’re wealthy but you all have no since of how ignorant you all are truly and you all should be pitied, again you are all minstrels. Now you just jeopardized your family and minstrel career. And you girl she has been in trouble too, your both just plain dumb. Driving around town with drugs you are really dumb!

1422 days ago
104.

gossipgirl86    

He is so stupid!!!!!! So is she! They are such great romodles for their kids! She is so ugly!! I think the only reason he is with her is because she has a nice body....but that face is pretty dam* scary!

1422 days ago
105.

Jodi Bowling    

ok...... i was a lil harsh on my last comment but damn boy!!! get ya mind right!!!! all that money put it to good use. dont be dumb with it. i agree innocent til proven guilty but he had this chance with tha whole gun thing. i love ti dont get it twisted. he jus needs to figure sh** out. and shame on u tiny, u should have ben tha first one to step up an say nah we have been thru enuff!!!!!!!!!! still cant believe he married her!! a day!!! b4 my b-day!!!!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr lol

1422 days ago
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