Former NBA player Kwame Brown was recently arrested for drug possession after his Mercedes was pulled over in Georgia, during a traffic stop where he was found in possession of weed and a variety of edibles.
According to police, an officer standing beside Martin Luther King Boulevard during a traffic stop at 12:28 a.m. “smelled the odor of burning marijuana coming from” a passing vehicle in which Brown was a passenger. The officer got into his patrol vehicle and conducted a stop on the Mercedes Benz van, which belonged to Brown. “The smell of marijuana followed the Mercedes Benz,” the report said. More specifically, according to the report the police found three bags of cannabis cookies, a bag of cannabis-infused tea, and two cans of cannabis-infused mints in a backpack, all of which are legal when produced and advertised online yet remain illegal in the state of Georgia.
Police allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in a glass bottle between the front passenger and driver’s seats, the report said. Brown allegedly told officers there was also a “small amount of (pot) in a bag in the trunk,” the report said.
Inside a backpack in the trunk, police allegedly located one bag of Korova Cannabis cookies, one bag of Kikoko Cannabis infused tea, a can of cannabis infused Mr. Moxey’s Mints, Breez Cannabis tablets, and two jars of Connected Biscotti cannabis cookies. These marijuana products are advertised online and are produced in regions of the United States where marijuana is now legal.
Despite Brown being a passenger of the vehicle at the time, and the driver, Ivy Cash, claiming that he was the owner of the marijuana products in question, it was Brown who was subsequently arrested and charged with felony possession of edible marijuana products and misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of weed. Conversely, Cash was reportedly only arrested for driving without a license.
Ex-NBA player Kwame Brown was arrested and charged with felony possession of edible marijuana products and misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of weed, per TMZ pic.twitter.com/dVlpmo4kft
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) March 29, 2019
As the former first overall pick in the 2001 draft, Brown was never able to live up to those expectations as he became a journeyman around the NBA, while most recently having played in the Big 3 for the 3 Headed Monsters.
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