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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.
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.
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