Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison Monday on a gun possession charge, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.
Telfair was convicted of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in April. He was arrested in July 2017 after police found a loaded gun in his pickup truck during a traffic stop in Prospect Heights.
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According to the Brooklyn DA’s office, Telfair was pulled over after making a U-turn off a median in a pickup truck with his headlights off.
When officers approached the truck, “the smell of marijuana was present, as was a lit marijuana cigarette in the car’s console, according to testimony.”
When police searched the vehicle, they found “a loaded .45 caliber gun in the console” among other weapons.
BREAKING: @NBA star Sebastian Telfair arrested in BK with semi-automatic gun, loaded guns, loads of ammunition and marijuana, PD sources pic.twitter.com/6hdhSdyXlS
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) June 11, 2017
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