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NBA's Montrezl Harrell facing felony marijuana charge

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Posted at 11:48 PM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 23:48:50-04

RICHMOND, Ky. — Charlotte Hornets forward Montrezl Harrell is facing a felony drug charge after authorities said they found vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.

According to court records, the 28-year-old Harrell was pulled over in Richmond, Kentucky, by a state trooper May 12 for driving behind a vehicle too closely.

The trooper said he smelled marijuana and, after a search, discovered 3 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags inside a backpack in the backseat.

The former University of Louisville star has been charged with trafficking less than 5 pounds of marijuana.

It was not immediately clear whether Harrell had an attorney who could comment.