Category Archives: Drugs – Marijuana

Porter Jr, Kevin

Charge: Marijuana possession and improperly handling a firearm in a vehicle

Arrest Date: November 15, 2020

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 20

Details: Porter Jr was arrested after crashing his Mercedes Benz at 2am, as arriving officers discovered a loaded handgun and marijuana in his vehicle. Charges were eventually dropped the following month.

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Beasley, Malik

Charge: Drug possession, receiving/concealing stolen property, and threats of violence

Arrest Date: September 26, 2020

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 23

Details: Officers were called to Beasley’s residence a day earlier on a reported weapons offense. The reporting individuals told officers they had stopped their car in front of the house, and Beasley “walked up to their vehicle, tapped on the vehicle window, pointed a gun at them and advised them to get off of the property.” Police subsequently found drugs as well as multiple guns including one that was reported stolen. Beasley eventually pled guilty to felony threats of violence and sentenced to 120 days in jail.

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Holmes, Richaun

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: May 22, 2019

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 25

Details: Holmes was pulled over in the Miami area and officers discovered a small amount of marijuana in his car.  He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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Plumlee, Miles

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 20, 2017

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 28

Details: Plumlee was charged with fifth degree marijuana possession following an arrest in Shelter Island, New York.  No other details have been made public.

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Faried, Kenneth

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 19, 2018

Franchise: Brooklyn Nets

Age 28

Details: Faried and two friends were pulled over at a DUI checkpoint early Sunday morning, at which point officers detected “a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.”  Faried was charged with fourth-degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor for those allegedly in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana.

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Randolph, Zach

Charge: Marijuana possession with intent to sell

Arrest Date: August 9, 2017

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 36

Details: While on routine patrol in Los Angeles, police encountered a group drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and playing loud music while blocking a street. The officers then tried to disperse the crowd, and the disturbance escalated. Officers called for backup when the crowd grew and people began throwing bottles. Several police cars ended up with smashed windows and slashed tires.  Multiple arrests were made, including Randolph, who was found with marijuana.  This was his fourth career arrest, and first in over eight years.

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Shumpert, Iman

Charge: Driving under the influence, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 10, 2016

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 26

Details: Two months after winning his first championship with the Cavaliers, Shumpert was pulled over in Atlanta after being observed weaving in and out of his lane.  He then failed field sobriety tests and was handcuffed and placed under arrest.  When deputies searched Shumpert’s car, they then found marijuana in a backpack in the trunk.

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Scott, Mike

Charge: Marijuana possession, schedule 1 drug possession

Arrest Date: July 30, 2015

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 27

Details: Scott was riding in a car with his brother when police attempted to pull them over for following too closely to other vehicles.  The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated to 98mph before eventually pulling over after a two mile pursuit.  Police found over an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of a MDMA.  Scott was arrested and charged with felony drug possession.

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Cunningham, Dante

Charge:  Speeding, reckless driving, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: April 29, 2011

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 24

Details: After being pulled over for speeding and reckless driving, police discovered marijuana and a loaded BB gun and placed Cunningham under arrest.

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Beasley, Michael

Charge:  Marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia

Arrest Date: August 6, 2013

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 24

Details: After being pulled over for a traffic violation in Phoenix, officers smelled marijuana and after searching the car they discovered three marijuana cigarettes.  This was his third arrest since becoming pro and second of 2013.

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