LA sheriff's deputy Mark Pope said the arrests for possession of a controlled substance came after a traffic stop, when officers allegedly smelled pot coming from their vehicle. Authorities said they found suspected methamphetamine in the car.
"Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle," the sheriff's department said. "A narcotics investigation ensued" that resulted in the arrests.
T.I. — whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr. — and Cottle, a 36-year-old singer, were booked at the West Hollywood sheriff's station. They were released around 4.a.m. on $10,000 bail.
"Jus wanted 2say thank u 2every1 dats been leaving encouraging msgs & prayers!" Cottle tweeted on Thursday. "We love u guys:) going 2bed now! So glad 2b n a nice clean bed."
T.I., 29, was released from a federal prison in Arkansas in March after serving several months for weapons possession.