Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was arrested in Miami Thursday night on an outstanding warrant issued in Texas on marijuana charges. His representative Kathy Cardenas confirmed the story.
In May, the former Baylor star was pulled over by Texas. During the traffic stop, the officers smelled a strong odor coming from Prince’s vehicle. This prompted the officers to search the vehicle.
According to a police report, officers found marijuana and paraphernalia in Prince’s car. It is unknown whether the device was a vape pen, pipe or bong.
As of Friday afternoon, Prince was being held without bond.
For a “state jail felony” in Texas, the user can face up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. Therefore, the Lonestar state has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the United States.
The Timberwolves’ Taurean Prince was arrested on marijuana charges
In the year On August 2, 2021, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Prince and a 2022 second-round draft pick to the Timberwolves for Ricky Rubio.
In 69 games with Minnesota last season, the sixth-year player averaged 7.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1 assist. He shot 45.4% from the field and 37.6% from 3-point range.
What’s more, delta 8 THC derived from hemp is legal in Texas. Hemp-derived CBD is also legal. Although medical cannabis cards are not issued in Texas, individuals suffering from autism, epilepsy, terminal cancer, seizures or multiple sclerosis are allowed to use the drug with a prescription.
However, growing, distributing and selling recreational marijuana is still illegal in Texas.
On June 30, 2022, Prince signed a two-year, $16 million contract extension with the Timberwolves. You can’t lose it. He is a vital asset to their frontline talent.
Anyway, Taurean Prince isn’t the first NBA player to be arrested on marijuana charges this year.
In July, former NBA champion Iman Shumpert was detained at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after TSA screenings found a large amount of weed.
Of course, according to the police report, officers were called to the terminal after TSA screeners found a plastic bag filled with a “green leafy substance.”
After the officers weighed it, the scale showed 6.12 ounces. Unlike Shumpert, at least “high amounts of weed” weren’t found in Prince’s hands.
In other news, today, August 26, is Naz Reed’s 23rd birthday. The Timberwolves center is entering his fourth season.