Montrezl Harrell, Who’s Amassed $35M In NBA Contracts, Arrested For Drug Trafficking

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Charlotte Hornets forward Montrezl Harrell was arrested in mid-May and is now facing felony drug charges after getting caught with three pounds of marijuana, according to Madison County, Ky., court records.

Harrell is a seven-year veteran in the league and has amassed $35 million in NBA contracts, making his interest in drug trafficking highly questionable.

He was charged with trafficking less than five pounds of marijuana, per TMZ Sports, which is a Class D felony for first-time offenders with the potential for up to five years in prison. He may also be fined between $1,000 to $10,000.

NBA's Montrezl Harrell arrested for drug trafficking

Former Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) reacts to a call during the third quarter of an NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on March 23, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo via Getty.

Harrell’s arraignment, stemming from the May 12 arrest made by a state trooper traveling on the southbound I-75, was scheduled for Monday.

When stopped, Harrell admitted to carrying a small amount of weed before a search through Harrell’s Honda Pilot unveiled several vacuum-sealed bags containing the marijuana.

The 6-foot-7 power forward was the 2020 NBA Sixth Man of the Year. In 25 appearances for the Hornets this past season, Harrell averaged 11.4 points, two assists, and 4.9 rebounds a game.

Stay tuned with OutKick as details on the story develop.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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  1. This is a nothing burger but if you have 3lb why would you say you have a small amount? Deny, deny, deny, and if they find it then you’re basically in the same position you’re in now.

    But for personal use, why do you need more than an oz or 2? What’s he going to a remote cabin all summer? lol..

    • This douche thought he wouldn’t draw attention if he was driving a family car. Isn’t he the guy that called Doncic a White boy bitch or something along those lines?

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