Iman Shumpert is used to pumping up fans on the hardwood, but now he’s in the spotlight for a reason he never desired. The NBA player was picked up after he was busted holding onto a bag of grass.
Shumpert was arrested with a “sizable” amount of marijuana. According to TMZ, Iman Shumpert had the weed in a backpack at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday night. That was a big mistake.
According to the police report, officers responded to a potential drug violation call around 2:40 PM … after TSA screeners found a plastic bag filled with a “green leafy substance” in Shumpert’s bag, which he admitted was weed.
Iman Shumpert was carrying 6.12 ounces of weed, so it’s not like he’s Snoop Dogg. It’s still not a good look, and now he had to deal with authorities. He also tested positive for THC upon a drug test using a mobile test.
The 2016 NBA Champion was put in handcuffs and taken to an airport jail. He was later slapped with a “State Jail Felony,” and he could face a $10k fine and two years behind bars if convicted.
Cops also claim Shumpert — who also won Season 30 of “Dancing With The Stars” — had a Glock magazine and 14 9mm rounds in his bag … although he didn’t have a gun.
Shumpert was set to get on a Delta plane to Los Angeles at 3 PM. He claimed that he was going to visit his daughter. Sadly, he did not make the flight. We will have further updates as more information is made known.
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