Montrezl Harrell was charged with a felony and found three pounds of marijuana.

NBA forward Montrezl Harrell has been charged with drug charges.

He stopped and nagged at a Kentucky traffic stop last month.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Montrezl Harrell faces felony drug charges

According to Charlotte Observer’s Roderick Boone, police allege that Montrezl Harrell was washed by Kentucky State Police for driving too close to the vehicle in front.

Cavalry Jesse Owens said in the report that the veteran is driving a silver 2020 Honda pilot rental and traveling south on the I-75 just south of Lexington.

He added that the incident occurred on the morning of May 12.

What’s more, during a stop, state police claimed that Harrell’s car smelled of marijuana.

Owens added that the Charlotte Hornets striker ‘conceived marijuana possession and produced small quantities from his sweatpants.

However, after searching the vehicle, police said they found “three pounds of marijuana in a vacuum sealed bag.” They were carrying backpacks in the back seat.

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Marijuana is legal in nearly 19 US states, including Washington, DC, but Kentucky is not one of them.

The 28-year-old star player is charged with trafficking marijuana weighing less than 5 pounds. Under the Kentucky legal system, it is a Class D felony for a first-time offender.

If found guilty of the charge, Harrell could face between one and five years in prison. You may also be fined between $1,000 and $10,000.

According to court documents obtained by Boone, according to Madison County, Kentucky, the NBA star will be summoned at 9 a.m. Monday to answer a traffic subpoena.

More about Montrezl Harrell

Montrezl Harrell is a former star player at the University of Louisville.

Harrell played in the NBA for seven seasons. He was selected by the Houston Rockets in 2015 and played two seasons. However, he joined the LA Clippers in 2017 and played together for three seasons.

He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020, but was traded to the Washington Wizards in 2021.

Harrell most recently joined Charlotte Hornets in February. His average scoring average was 14 points with about 7 rebounds per game for the Hornets last season.

Nevertheless, he is set to become an unlimited free agent this offseason.



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