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Ty Dolla $ign strikes a deal with prosecutors, drug charges to be dropped

Terry Carter

 // Feb 27, 2019

AR Press // Atlantic Records

Ty Dolla $ign has struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time, TMZ reports.

As previously reported, the 33-year-old hitmaker was arrested in September 2018 and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana (less than one ounce), and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

According to law enforcement, the rapper-singer's arrest transpired following a routine traffic stop in Atlanta. Officials claimed to smell marijuana coming from Ty's car and discovered both weed and cocaine during a search of his vehicle. Although there were five other people with him at the time, police only apprehended Ty and let the others go.

At the time, Ty (real name Tyrone William Griffin Jr.) and his attorney, Drew Findling, disputed the charges and his arrest. "He had no drugs on his person at all. Apparently, there was a small amount of some drug in the car and they let five people walk away and the international superstar go into custody," Findling told Atlanta's WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News.

According to TMZ, the "Or Nah" singer was facing two felonies and a misdemeanor if found guilty. Now, it appears he has been given a second chance, literally, by the state of Georgia.

Prosecutors struck a deal with the performer which will allow Ty to enroll in an online drug prevention program, known as the Second Chance program, and force him to work on his sobriety and avoid marijuana and "Rx drugs."

The program typically lasts about thirteen weeks, TMZ reports, and Ty will be subjected to random drug testing. As of it now, it doesn't appear the program will have any effect on his touring capabilities. In October 2018, Ty and Jeremih released MihTy, the debut studio album for the R&B duo of the same name.

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