Mar 30, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Charlotte Hornets center Montrezl Harrell (8) reacts after a dunk and a foul against the New York Knicks during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Montrezl Harrell’s offseason has taken a turn for the worse as the Charlotte Hornets player was arrested in Kentucky on felony drug charges.

Harrell was arrested on May 12 but the news just now surfaced when Harrell was arraigned on Monday. According to the Charlotte Observer, Harrell was pulled over on a traffic stop and admitted to the officer he had marijuana in his rental car after the cop noticed the smell of pot. In the subsequent search, police found “three pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed bags” in a backpack and Harrell was charged with trafficking.

In Kentucky, trafficking between eight ounces and five pounds of marijuana is a Class D Felony as Harrell is a first-time offender. If convicted, Harrell could receive one to five years of prison along with a fine between $1,000 and $10,000. Harrell is set to be an unrestricted free agent next month.

Many reacted to Harrell’s arrest and charges on social media. Responses ranged from stating that marijuana should be legal nationwide to being surprised he allegedly had three pounds of marijuana in his car to pointing out that being arrested in Kentucky for marijuana possession is a lot bigger problem compared to other states.

[Charlotte Observer]

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