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Big Boi Avoids Jail Time for Drug Charges

Rapper must donate to charity and undergo drug testing

October 13, 2011 6:00 PM ET
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Big Boi at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
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Big Boi will not serve jail time as a result of his arrest on drug charges in Miami. The Outkast rapper appeared in a Miami courtroom earlier today as prosecutors outlined a deal in which he will pay $2000 in donations to charities and undergo three months of mandatory drug testing.

Big Boi was busted for possessing ecstasy (MDMA) and a cigarette roller with marijuana residue, detected by a K-9 dog when he was getting off a cruise ship in August. The rapper faced two felony charges, but if he remains drug-free through the testing period, those charges will be dismissed.

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