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Big Boi from Outkast

ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

8/7/2011 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Big Boi Arrested
Big Boi, rapper for the popular group Outkast, was arrested in Miami today on charges of drug possession ... TMZ has learned.

According to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department, Mr. Boi (real name Antwan Patton) was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The controlled substances were listed as ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and Viagra.

According to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department, all charges are felonies.

Law enforcement sources tell us he was busted by customs and border patrol dogs as he was exiting a cruise ship. We're told Big Boi didn't have a prescription for the Viagra.

He was booked into jail at 1:35 PM ET. He was held on $16,000 bond, but was released this afternoon.

UPDATE: Big Boi's attorney Daniel Kane tells CNN the rapper was traveling with friends when he got busted. Kane says, "A small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage." He adds, "I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated."


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31.

Scientific    

Big deal..dude had some X and Viagra, those are nothing but party favors...and those idiots goofing on viagra...viagra and X go hand in hand, has nothing to do with the function of your junk in normal situations!

1070 days ago
32.

Lil Reg    

Damn he was on that cruise ship with his wife & kids...shame they had to see their dad get arrested...& everyone joaning on him about he "can't get it up" I highly doubt that he's not even old probably just wanted to have some "fun"....

1070 days ago
33.

Keith    

Must have been a Carnival ship.

1070 days ago
34.

kitnplayn    

HEY TMZ...STOP PUTTING UP LINKS TO TOOFAB. THEY NEVER GO TO THE STORY ON TOPIC.

1070 days ago
35.

Simone    

Here's what the Center for Substance Abuse Research has to say about the MDMA (ecstasy)/Viagra combo: "By combining the two drugs users are attempting to defeat the impotence side effect of ecstasy in order to increase sexual performance and functioning." So Big Boi may not have trouble normally...only when he's rolling...so...um..that's better? Hmm.

1070 days ago
36.

mel693    

The drug laws are asinine.

1070 days ago
37.

Meanie    

Nice upstanding citizen.

1070 days ago
38.

Mandy    

MDMA powder, huh? Basically the drug e is powder form..and he had extascy in pill form..what was the powder for? Huh? Were you planning on slipping it into someone's drink?!?!?!?!?!?!?? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

1070 days ago
39.

ChunkyLightning    

Sounds like the Boi was wetting his speed boat over and over and over and over and over...

I remember those days!

1070 days ago
40.

jason    

damm the police ain't showing Big-Boi No "Love Below". They put him in that box and i ain't talkin about the Speakerboxx!!

1070 days ago
41.

as I was sayin    

END THE WAR ON DRUGS.

Everyday men women and children are dying from starvation. Everyday people cry out that no one will hire them for work because of their age, color etc. Allegedly there is money to lock away a generation of black men. More blacks, men and women are locked up than any race of people in this country. Instead of building schools, they are shutting them down like post offices. More prisons are being built than schools are.

1070 days ago
42.

micky atthebeach    

Big Boi must not be too big, if you need viagra at only 36 years old. When I was in my 30's mine stayed hard, sure didn't need a drug and by golly I still don't and I'm 60! 36 and viagra hahahahahahahahahhahahhaha......

1070 days ago
43.

EB    

It was an ORGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1070 days ago
44.

keeperoftyme    

somebody got the drop, and dropped the dime, sounds suspect if you ask me

1070 days ago
45.

Carl    

If you know you are going through customs why not just toss the extra pills overboard before you get into port? I'd assume he's made enough money from Outkast to afford new pills once he gets back in the US

1070 days ago
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