MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Charged with drug possession, OutKast rapper Big Boi was ordered to pay $2,000 to two organizations as part of an agreement reached between prosecutors and his defense attorney.
During a hearing Thursday morning, he was also ordered to do 15 hours of community service per month and take a drug test every 30 days for the next 90 days. His last test came back clean.READ MORE: Florida Lawmakers Meet For Property Insurance Special Session
The money will be split equally between the county’s drug court and Voices for Children. He was ordered to re-appear before the judge on Nov. 10th.
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The Grammy award-winning singer, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was returning from a cruise in August at the Port of Miami when a specially trained K9 ‘alerted’ to the scent of drugs on him.
When U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents patted down the 36-year old Patton they allegedly found Ecstasy, Viagra pills and a cigarette roller with marijuana residue. Patton was also accused of carrying MDMA, which is the main ingredient in Ecstasy.
Patton was charged on three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.MORE NEWS: Presumptive Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
Patton is best known as one-half of the hip-hop duo OutKast, which includes Andre 3000. The group won six Grammys and has released six albums. Patton made his solo debut last year.