Montrezl Harrell is an NBA basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets. The sportsman was doing well until, as a result of his own activities, he found himself in legal trouble. Despite authorities charging the Charlotte Hornets center with a felony narcotics charge last month, Harrell’s attorneys recently told TMZ Sports that the NBA player has “never” traded marijuana or been involved in “any other illegal activity.”
Harrell was charged with trafficking less than five pounds of weed when a car he was traveling in was stopped by Kentucky State Police on May 12, as TMZ previously reported. According to police reports, Harrell was driving a car that had three pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed packages inside a backpack on the back seat.
Harrell was not arrested at the scene, but was given a citation and then legally charged. He could face up to five years in prison if convicted on the charge.
Drew Findling and Marissa Goldberg, Harrell’s attorneys, informed TMZ that they feel Harrell did no wrong and are sure that this will be proven through the judicial system.
“We want to be clear that Mr. Harrell was not driving the vehicle and following the stop he was only given a ticket to appear in court at a later date for a marijuana related charge as were all occupants of the vehicle.
Mr. Harrell was never placed under arrest. We believe that there are legal and factual issues with this case that will be addressed in court, if that becomes necessary.
Mr. Harrell, is a devoted family man and a committed professional basketball player and has never been a part of any form of marijuana trafficking or any other illegal activity.”
Harrell, a future free agent who averaged 14 points and almost 7 rebounds a game last season, is scheduled to show up in court next month for a hearing on the case. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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