Former NBA baller Shawne Williams (pictured) was arrested on Thursday night in Memphis and is now facing charges of possession of cocaine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and possession of a controlled substance, reports TMZ.
According to police, an officer on a routine patrol outside of an electronics store noticed that the smell of marijuana permeated the air and seemed to be wafting from the direction of a parked Porsche Panamera sedan. When the policeman approached the expensive car, Williams was inside. The 26-year-old immediately thought he should fess up to the law enforcer by stating, “Officer I ain’t gonna lie to you, there’s a blunt in the car and some syrup.”
When the policeman searched the vehicle, he reportedly stumbled upon a partially smoked blunt, another that had not been touched, and a bottle of codeine-based cough syrup, which didn’t have a prescription.
It seems that Williams’ current run-in with the law was not his first.
The former Indiana Pacer, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Portland, Trailblazer has had several drug-related arrests in his past. The player’s most-recent arrest occurred as recent as 2010, when he faced felony drug charges for selling a codeine substance.
The story is still developing.