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NBA Veteran Taurean Prince Arrested in Miami on Texas Weed Charges

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By Therin Miller | August 29,2022

An NBA player has been detained in Texas for marijuana possession for the second time in a few months. After a traffic check for expired registration, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was arrested in Arlington, Texas, on May 19 and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous substance, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

According to police, Prince drove with a vape pen, a jar containing cannabis flowers, and two pistols. It took several months for police to determine that the cartridge had THC.

Fast forward to the present, more than three months later, to the initial detention. On August 26, according to his lawyer Kent Schaffer, Prince was about to board a plane at Miami International Airport when "his name came up showing that there was a warrant, and they took him into custody." He added that the pen tested positive for "1/100th of an ounce of THC, which is probably the smallest amount you can have."

Prince was released on a $2,500 bond on August 27.

Utah selected Prince in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft out of Baylor. He has played for Atlanta, Brooklyn, Cleveland, and Minnesota across six NBA seasons, averaging 10.5 points per game.


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