NBA striker Montrezl Harrell was charged with drug trafficking after cops said they found three pounds of weed in his car during a traffic stop in May … and now faces time behind bars.
According to Charlotte Observerthe 28-year-old was arrested by a Kentucky State Trooper around 10 a.m. on May 12 for driving a 2020 Honda Pilot rental too close to the car in front of him … and during the stop, cops claim to have smelled marijuana.
The report says Harrell admitted to having weed on him and removed a ‘small amount’ of it from his sweatpants… but when cops searched the vehicle, they claimed to have found a backpack full of three pounds of weed in vacuum sealed bags.
Harrell’s arraignment was scheduled for Monday morning.
Harrell – who played college ball at the University of Louisville – was charged with trafficking under five pounds of marijuana … a Class D felony for first-time offenders that could result in up to five years behind bars and a fine .
Harrell — an upcoming free agent — averaged 14 points and nearly 7 rebounds per game for the Charlotte Hornets last season.
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