Arrested for drug trafficking, Montrezl Harrell risks prison

This Tuesday, in the beautiful middle of the NBA Finals, some media info TMZ the atmosphere has come to shake. By the latter, Montrezl Harrell was reportedly arrested in possession of more than one kilo of marijuana, an amount that involved him and a possible drug trafficking. Two weeks before the start of the free agency – period that this year, the question of erosion – it’s a bad idea.

Last May, Montrezl Harrell was arrested aboard a 2020 Honda Pilot. It was a Kentucky State police officer who intercepted him, finding that he was rolling too close to the car in front of him. But as a matter of fact, the info doesn’t stop there – very unfortunately – not there. We would have liked to be able to come out one “Top 10 All-Time players who rode too close to the car in front of them”, but the next is much less marrante. Once in the window of the vehicle, the officer in question apparently smelled marijuana. From then on, Montrezl Harrell played card on the table and pulled out a small amount of grass from his track pants. But during the search of the vehicle, it was found “A back bag filled with three books of grass in empty sealed bags”. Pour conversion, it is equal to 1.4 kilograms. This amount directly covers Montrezl Harrell for drug trafficking. Why does the information only come out today when it was arrested in May? His indictment was simply scheduled for this Monday, June 13. What is the risk of the Hornets’ former interior in this case? For a first-offense, that is, a citizen in the virgin criminal record, this offense is considered a class D crime and can carry up to five years in prison, in addition to a large fine.

Does this arrest jeopardize Montrezl Harrell’s career? In the case of a conviction, very clearly. It is recalled that for 25 days, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope flooded NBA parks with a semi-prisoner status, and an electronic bracelet. A driver in a state of shock had sent him to the hole, where he would get out-legally-every night to play basketball. But this time, Montrezl Harrell’s sentence could go up to five years in prison, it will be more complicated for Rich Paul, his agent and that of KCP, to play the mediators. Another example, that of Malik Beasley, however authorizes the doubt. In September 2020, the Wolves were arrested for drug possession (abandoned charges) and threats of violence with firearms. He finally comes out with a suspended sentence: sentenced in February 2021, he will only serve 120 days in prison until the end of the NBA season, starting June 1, 2021. But in Harrell de Montrezl, if the Hornets veteran is sent several years behind bars, his punishment will not leave room for negotiations.

One would have tried to call it one “duro coup” fifteen days from the opening of the free agency, but this info is beyond the reach of the next few months. This is a career that, 28 -year -old Montrezl Harrell has just firmly committed.

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