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Too Short

Skates on FELONY

Drug Possession Charges

3/24/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0322-too-short-tmzToo Short will NOT be prosecuted for felony drug possession ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We broke the story ... Too Short was arrested Wednesday for DUI. He made a failed attempt to escape (see video below) and was taken to jail, where cops say they found drugs in the back of the black and white.  He was booked for felony drug possession.

We've learned ... the L.A. County District Attorney has REJECTED the felony drug case, because cops only found a very small amount of drugs -- which they say is meth. Given that Short does not have a felony record, the D.A. decided not to prosecute and sent the case over to the L.A. City Attorney for misdemeanor review.

We're told the City Attorney will look at the case ... probably next week.

FYI ... Short insists he was not in possession of drugs, and whatever was found in the back of the cop car was left by the prior arrestee who involuntarily hitched a ride to the pokey.

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1.

"Carlton"    

Great, job! Los Angeles Police Department someone definitely should be terminated or held accountable for not checking the back seats after each and every arrest, It's called professionalism and organization LAPD! -.-

516 days ago
2.

CrashAndBurn    

Too Short... Too Studio... lmao

516 days ago
3.

HoTMZ    

Yay! I knew he was innocent :)

516 days ago
4.

tdr9    

These things happen. We need more news

516 days ago
5.

Diamond Goddess!    

$hort's "Couple's Therapy" money=meth.
That's the Hollywood economy for ya!!!

516 days ago
6.

IwuvTMZ    

I thought it was Usain Bolt in that video.

516 days ago
7.

Mrugowsky    

No one should be surprised by any legal decision in this country since it's clearly all ridiculous.

516 days ago
8.

Made it Past 27    

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY THE H**L ANYOHNE WOULD TAKE METH? IT MAKES PEOPLE UGLY! RUINS THEIR TEETH, SKIN, FACE, CHEEKBONES, BODY, EYES AND UNDEREYE BAGS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY----THEIR FACE!!!!
WHY WOULD ANYONE TAKE A DRUG THAT MKES THEIR FACE UGLY??

516 days ago
9.

UnboundZero    

" just me ridin legit, they can't arrest me or bust me "

Too $hort - Gettin It

516 days ago
10.

melanielanderson@live.com    

Another celabreaty getting away with a crime.Do people have to commit murder to go to jail even then
they probly get off with a slap on the wrist. I think
all of us everyday people should become stars
that way when we get in trouble were not going to
jail.

516 days ago
11.

me    

Yes, it must have been the police mistake. Its so out of the ordinary for a black rapper to run from the police, and to have drugs on him. Next thing you know they will say he had a weapon. Unheard of, and soooo racist!!!

516 days ago
12.

the_truth_hurts    

why do all these *****hs get away with crimes everyday..if I ran from cops Id get 6 warning shots to the back of the head

516 days ago
13.

Yup    

Yeah, sure; "The drugs aren't mine!" The pussssy defense. No wonder he ran like a wimp from the police like that...

516 days ago
14.

zombie    

Who are these people who TMZ reports on these days? It's like a who's who of nobodies.

516 days ago
15.

Hot Chocolate    

Short Dog, don't play that low.

You can get popped like that playing with the po pos. Thank the police, the city of LA and Cali.

516 days ago
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