NBA’s Montrezl Harrell facing felony marijuana charge
He joined the Hornets in February but was due to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward Montrezl Harrell is facing a felony drug charge after authorities said they found vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.
According to court records, the 28-year-old Harrell was pulled over in Richmond, Kentucky, by a state trooper May 12 for driving behind a vehicle too closely.
The trooper said he smelled marijuana and, after a search, discovered 3 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags inside a backpack in the backseat.
The former University of Louisville star has been charged with trafficking less than 5 pounds of marijuana. It was not immediately clear whether Harrell had an attorney who could comment.
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