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Prince, Taurean

Charge: Drug possession

Arrest Date: August 25, 2022

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 28

Details: Prince was arrested at Miami International Airport on a fugitive out-of-state warrant from Texas. The warrant stems from traces of drugs found during a traffic stop in his home state.

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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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Lawson, Ty

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: January 23, 2015

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Details: Lawson was arrested after being pulled over at 1am for driving 61mph in a 35mph zone. Officers found him slurring his speech and smelling of alcohol and arrested him for driving under the influence.  This was Lawson’s third arrest in two years.  He was also arrested for driving under the influence in 2008 while a student at the University of North Carolina.

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Griffin, Eddie

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: April 6, 2003

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 20

Details: This was the first of four NBA arrests that were racked up by the late Eddie Griffin before his drunk-driving death in 2007.  The talented but troubled star was the seventh pick in the 2001 draft and managed to stay our of trouble until late in his sophomore season.  While heading home from a game in Houston he was pulled over for speeding and not using a turn signal, at which point officers discovered a small amount of marijuana and placed him under arrest

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Welcome to NBA Crime Library

NBA Crime Library is an extensive library of every (known) arrest of an active NBA player.  Currently we’re up to nearly 400 total arrests and over 60 mugshots covering all 30 franchises and spanning the last 65 years.

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