Rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were arrested for possession of a controlled substance last night after cops pulled them over because they “smelled marijuana.” Through their car, mind you. The cops somehow smelled marijuana through their car. Maybe the cop was part bloodhound. According to TMZ:
L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over the rapper and his wife in a Maybach on Sunset Boulevard around 10:18PM. Deputies say they smelled marijuana.
When searching the vehicle cops found a controlled substance. The controlled substance was not cocaine, but rather the class of controlled substance that includes methamphetamines and ecstasy.
Law enforcement sources say both T.I. and Tameka were booked on felony possession of a controlled substance.
Smelled marijuana my ass. That cop saw a black guy in a pricey car and figured he’d turn up a gun, maybe, or at the very least some dope, because he’s a black guy in a fancy car. Strangely, even though the cop “smelled” marijuana, he never actually found any marijuana. So one could contend that the cop really had no probable cause to search the vehicle in the first place, which would mean the evidence against them should be thrown out, as it was obtained under false pretenses. I didn’t go to law school or anything, but I used to deliver sandwiches to this one firm downtown and I’ve been to court lots of times, so I’m practically an expert.
UPDATE 1: TMZ is now reporting that the drug the cops found is a purple drank called Sizzurp — aka codeine syrup — that is all the rage in the hip-hop community. The Kool-Aid man must be so pissed.
UPDATE 2: TMZ just changed their story — now it’s ecstasy the cops found, not purple drank.