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This image provided by the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Antwan Patton, also known as Big Boi of the rap group Outkast, arrested on alleged drug possession charges, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. This image provided by the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Antwan Patton, also known as Big Boi of the rap group Outkast, arrested on alleged drug possession charges, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011.

MIAMI (AP) — Police say a K-9 dog smelled drugs on Grammy-winning OutKast rapper Big Boi as he was getting off a cruise ship in Miami.

A warrant from Sunday's arrest released Monday says customs agents patted down the 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, and found Ecstasy and Viagra pills and a cigarette roller with marijuana residue. Patton was also accused of carrying MDMA, which is the main ingredient in Ecstasy.

Big Boi was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The rapper was released on $16,000 bond.

Phone and email messages left with his publicists were not immediately returned.

The Atlanta-based group OutKast won six Grammys and churned out six platinum-plus albums, including "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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