Ex-NBA player Shawne Williams faces drug charges - WKRN News 2

Ex-NBA player Shawne Williams faces drug charges

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say Shawne Williams, a first-round NBA draft pick in 2006, has been arrested on drug charges after an officer patrolling a parking lot at a suburban Memphis mall smelled marijuana coming from a car.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the officer asked Williams to get out of a Porsche on Thursday night. Police reported finding a partially smoked marijuana cigar, another blunt and a bottle of codeine cough syrup not prescribed to Williams.

Online jail records show the 26-year-old Williams was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell. The newspaper reports that he was not charged with cocaine possession, as was originally reported due to a clerical error in a Shelby County Jail database.

Online records indicate he was released on bond Friday. He has a Monday court appearance.

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