Thursday, September 22, 2011
Marcus Camby arrested on pot charge
HOUSTON -- NBA veteran Marcus Camby is free on bond after police in suburban Houston arrested him on a charge of marijuana possession.
Camby was in a Porsche pulled over Monday for what police called an equipment violation. Pearland police Lt. Onesimo Lopez says an officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and that police found less than two ounces of the drug inside.
Camby and another person inside, Kendal Johnson, were arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone because the arrest occurred near a school. Both were released on individual $2,000 bonds.
Court records did not show an attorney for either individual.
Camby, who was arrested in 1997 in Connecticut for marijuana possession, played last season with the Portland Trail Blazers. The 15-year NBA veteran is 37 years old.