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Rapper T.I.'s Wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, Gets Drug Charges Dropped After Completing Program

Rapper T.I. tied the knot with longtime partner Tameka "Tiny" Cottle on Friday, July 30, 2010, and then again on Saturday. The Saturday nuptials, according to People magazine, took place on Miami's Star Island in front of celebrity guests including former TLC member Chilli and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss. The couple, who has been together on and off for eight years, have two children together. T.I. has three children from a previous relationship. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

T.I. Wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, Gets Drug Case Dismissed
Rapper T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
ATLANTA (CBS/AP) Drug charges against Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, wife of Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I., have been dropped after she finished a drug diversion program.

Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, said Thursday that the possession of ecstasy charge was dismissed after Cottle finished 24 sessions of a certified drug diversion program in Georgia.

Cottle and her husband T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., were arrested on Sept. 1 after police smelled "a strong odor of marijuana" emitting from the vehicle while traveling on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip.

Police conducted a narcotics investigation and booked both Cottle and T.I. on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

The 35-year-old Cottle pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge in November.

Prosecutors did not charge T.I., citing a federal judge's decision to send him to prison for 11 months for violating his probation on weapons charges and because only four ecstasy pills were found on the rap artist.

The father of five married Cottle in July. Cottle, who sang with the 1990s R&B group Xscape, has recently starred in her own reality TV show on BET called "The Tiny & Toya Show."

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