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Former Knicks, Cavs Guard Iman Shumpert Arrested for Alleged Marijuana Possession

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVAugust 3, 2022

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Former NBA guard Iman Shumpert was arrested on felony drug charges after authorities allegedly found marijuana in his bag at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport over the weekend.

TMZ Sports reported police said Shumpert was carrying 6.12 ounces of a substance that tested positive for marijuana. The police report said Shumpert admitted to carrying marijuana.

Several states have legalized recreational marijuana and medical marijuana is legal in Texas. However, marijuana remains illegal on a federal level, which has jurisdiction over airports and air travel. TSA officers that find drugs are required to report their findings to authorities.

Shumpert, 32, faces up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine if convicted on felony charges. He has not played in the NBA since a two-game stint with the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21.

The 2016 NBA champion averaged 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds with five teams over the course of 10 NBA seasons.

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