By Hunter Dublin | August 31, 2022
Montrezl Harrell, a Charlotte Hornets center and former University of Louisville basketball player pled guilty to marijuana possession after being pulled over in Kentucky in May.
In court on Wednesday, Harrell pled guilty to an amended misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession with a 30-day conditional charge that was probated for a year. In other words, if Harrell gets into any legal problems while on probation for the following 12 months, he will have to serve 30 days in jail.
On May 12, Richmond police pulled him stop for "following too closely, at or within a vehicle length of the automobile/truck in front," according to authorities.
An officer smelt marijuana and Harrell acknowledged having it on him, according to court filings. After searching the car, officers discovered three pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed packages in a backpack in the back seat.
Harrell was first charged with marijuana trafficking, a class D felony in the state punishable by up to five years in jail. In court on Wednesday, the charge was modified to possession of marijuana.