It appears that jail time may be imminent for Clifford “T.I.” Harris. Tip’s probation officer is asking that the embattled rapper spend between eight and 14 months behind bars if he is sent back to jail following his drug arrest last month.
Tip and his wife, Tameka ‘Tiny” Cottle, were taken into custody in Los Angeles after a police officer reportedly detected marijuana smoke wafting from their car during a traffic stop.
T.I., currently on probation after completing a prison sentence for gun charges in December 2009, was booked for felony possession of a controlled substance. The rapper’s probation officer filed documents claiming that Tip violated 3 Key Items during the arrest and has recommended the hip-hop star spend up to 14 months in jail if he is found to have breached court regulations.
In documents filed Friday (October 8th), T.I.’s attorneys argue he should serve no more than five to 11 months. In their response, Tip’s lawyers claim the probation officer’s recommendation is based on guidelines for violent career criminals, which they maintain Tip is not.
A federal judge will determine T.I.’s fate when he returns to court October 15th.
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