Police say Rapper T.I. and wife Tameka Cottle have been arrested in West Hollywood on drug charges.
Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy Mark Pope says the arrests for possession of a controlled substance came late Wednesday night during a traffic stop, when officers smelled alleged marijuana smoke coming from their vehicle.
He says the 29-year-old T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., and Cottle, a 36-year-old singer, were booked at the West Hollywood sheriff’s station and bail was set at $10,000.
Law enforcement sources tell us L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over the multi-platinum selling rapper and his wife in a Maybach on Sunset Boulevard around 10:30PM. Deputies say they smelled marijuana, and after searching the vehicle they arrested T.I. and Tameka.
The couple just got married on July 30 in Miami, and T.I.—real name Clifford Harris Jr.—is on probation after doing seven months in prison on federal weapons charges.
We’re told T.I. and Tameka are in custody right now. Bail amount is $10,000.
T.I., a key performer in the current top box office movie “Takers,” was released from a federal prison in Arkansas in December after serving several months for illegal firearms possession.
TMZ reports that T.I. is on probation stemming from the prison term.