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Marcus Camby Arrested, Charged With Marijuana Possession In Texas

Portland Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby was arrested and charged along with a passenger with marijuana possession Monday in Pearland, Texas after police pulled him over at approximately midnight and discovered pot underneath the driver’s seat of his Porsche. To make matters worse, Camby was pulled over in a drug-free school zone, thus raising the seriousness of the charges against him.

From (via Sporting News):

Police officials say officers pulled over Camby’s black Porsche around midnight on when he was spotted driving north on Cullen Boulevard with a sun screen device blocking the front window.

Officers then questioned Camby and a passenger, later identified as Kendal Lance Johnson, 25. Officers say they noticed the smell of marijuana. Camby gave permission for the car to be searched and police said they discovered what appeared to be several marijuana cigarettes and a baggie with a small amount of the same substance hidden under the front seat. Both suspects denied ownership of the marijuana.

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa. Back up for a minute here. By referring to the thing blocking the front window as a “sun screen device,” there is simply no possible way the report is referring to something like this, right?

That can’t be right, can it? At least if the report indicated said device was “partially blocking the front window,” that might make a modicum of sense, but it reads plain as day that it was blocking the front window. How could he even drive with one of those things impeding his ability to see where he was driving. Hopefully, the report is mistakenly misrepresenting the facts of the case and some clarification will come in the days ahead. Otherwise, if he was driving around with marijuana in his car with a sun screen on his windshield — at midnight, no less — Camby is one certifiable high ass. And an extremely dangerous one at that.

NBA star Marcus Camby charged with marijuana possession in Pearland school zone [ (via Sporting News)]