Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert found himself being arrested this week.
Shumpert was arrested for having a “sizeable” amount of marijuana in his backpack at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, according to TMZ.
“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.
Cops say the substance weighed 6.12 ounces and tested positive for marijuana using a mobile test.”
The report added that the 32-year-old was concerned about missing his trip to visit his daughter, but the officer told him he would now be making his flight, as he was being placed under arrest for marijuana possession. The 2016 NBA champ was then placed in handcuffs and transported to the airport jail without incident.
The charge is classified as a “State Jail Felony” and he could face up to two years behind bars and a $10K fine, if convicted.
Shumpert last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21. For his career, he averaged 7.2 points a game.