I reported eariler that T.I. was a no-show at the BET awards that was filming in Atlanta this weekend. The information I received was that his home was being searched by the feds. Apparently they found weapons and silencers in his home….
Harris, 27, was charged with two felonies — possession of three unregistered machine guns and two silencers, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. The arrest was made in the parking lot of a downtown shopping center, which a witness identified as the Walgreens drug store at the corner of North and Piedmont avenues.
Harris was arrested after allegedly trying to purchase the guns from a “cooperating witness” with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. According to federal officials, the witness had been cooperating with authorities since Wednesday, when he was arrested on charges of trying to purchase guns from a federal agent. The witness has been working as Harris’ bodyguard since July, authorities said. (Source)
I don’t know who Tip pissed off, but he needs to apologize! The whole thing reeks of a set up to me….but who am I?
T.I. was arrested after an undercover operation by ATF agents that started on October 2 when ATF agents learned an individual was seeking to buy machine guns without registering them, the Justice Department said in a statement.
That individual, who turned out to be a bodyguard for the artist, was arrested on Wednesday after paying $2,200 for three machine guns, two silencers and a pistol.
He said he was buying the guns for T.I., and with the blessing of ATF agents arranged to deliver them to T.I.’s house on Saturday.
“Harris (T.I.) then agreed to meet and took possession of the machine guns this afternoon. He now faces serious federal charges and a potentially long prison sentence,” the statement said, adding that T.I. would appear in court on Monday.
Three other firearms were found in the vehicle T.I. was driving and during a search of his home in Source)six other firearms were found a bedroom closet. (
The U.S. Department of Justice has issued an official press release on the incident. Click Here to read the press release courtesy of EURweb.com. T.I. we still love you…but today is a sad….sad day in hip-hop.