T.I. may have a hard time getting out of the jam this time.
According to reports, Tip was with a convicted felon at the time of his arrest in Los Angeles on Septemer 1st. The man, Cortez "C-Rod" Thomas, a member of Grand Hustle Records' P$C, is reportedly the same person who tried to help Tip buy illegal handguns back in 2007.
Records show that Thomas plead guilty to ecstasy and gun possession charges back in May and was sentenced to 15 years probation. Thomas' been convicted on marijuana, cruelty to children and property damage charges in the past. According to documents, Tip's probation officer did not give the rapper permission to associate with Thomas.
In related news, documents filed by T.I.'s probation officer in Georgia, L.A. County Sheriffs seized codeine, the key ingredient in sizzurp, as well as marijuana and ecstasy from the rapper's Maybach.
Rumors of Tip's possible syrup sipping began when photos of Styrofoam cups in the car's cup holders leaked. The document also says T.I. tested positive for opiates a day after his arrest, but doesn't identify a particular drug. Marijuana and ecstasy aren't opiates. In related news, Tip will appear before a judge and plead his case for not having his probation revoked in light of his recent arrest. A date has yet to be set.
Stay tuned as this story develops.