Too Short Skates on FELONY Drug Possession Charges

3/24/2013 7:00 AM PDT

Too Short Skates on Felony Drug Possession Charges

Too 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.