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.
Brother, it is 2022 https://t.co/kxPPj78QH7
— Esfandiar Baraheni (@JustEsBaraheni) June 13, 2022
He did nothing wrong. Screw these laws. https://t.co/E6BLgsU5qa
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) June 13, 2022
Y’all gotta flip the laws on guns and weed. https://t.co/bUxwBhMWxI
— i. adan (@Imman_Adan) June 13, 2022
Montrezl Harrell found with 3 POUNDS of Weed?? pic.twitter.com/zUP0J8NjAP
— LobToAD (@LakersForDays) June 13, 2022
Know he smoking allat .. he didn't wanna make multiple trips 🤣..but why is it still a felony charge anywhere in the U.S. when it's legal in alot of the states by now?smh😤https://t.co/PcmhtlNGeR
— …. (@BlayzeGABOI) June 13, 2022
Marijuana should be legal, this is hardly a crime
— Jason (@Mutilator87) June 14, 2022
They caught Montrezl Harrell packing pounds in the rental with the out of state tags smh
— 𝐆𝐞𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐢™️ (@ThatDakari) June 13, 2022
This sentence goes from "ew, imprison him for life" to "bruh who cares" to "ew Kentucky" real fast https://t.co/78MN8n23Iy
— Mike (@100Percent_Mike) June 13, 2022
They found three pounds in Montrezl Harrell’s car when he got bumped in Kentucky. Hope he got a good lawyer cause that’s prison time out there fasho
— King Negronidas (@PierceFair89) June 13, 2022
I’m tired of Black men being brought up on weed charges as consumers when rich white men are board members of weed companies and profiting off of it as producers
Free Montrezl Harrell
— ᶜᵃˢᵗᵉʳ ˢʰᵉˡˡ (@castergunx) June 14, 2022
I guess it’s easy to take wealth for granted when you’ve had it so long but I will never understand. https://t.co/6oBdu1mGKE
— Bibs (@BibsCorner) June 13, 2022