Iman Shumpert arrested trying to get through TSA with 6 ounces of weed
NBA player Iman Shumpert was stopped at a TSA checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and arrested for having 6.12 ounces of marijuana in his bag.
Iman Shumpert Arrested
Obviously, Shumpert was arrested by authorities and taken to jail without incident. In Texas, possession of more than four ounces of cannabis constitutes a felony, and Shumpert is now facing up to 2-years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted on state felony charges.
Iman Shumpert played for the Knicks, Cavs, Kings, Rockets, and most recently, the Brooklyn Nets during the 2020-2021 season over a 10-year career in the NBA.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out why on earth he thought he would be okay to bring over 6 ounces of weed into an airport and think that he would be able to make it through security.
That has to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard. You would think it had to be a mistake but given the fact that Shumpert had 6 ounces, I don’t know how it could be. That’s a pretty decent amount of weed to be carrying around and would take up a sizable amount of space in any type of luggage.
It’s not like Shumpert is low on cash. According to other websites, Shumpert’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $30 million.
With that type of money, he could have easily paid someone else to get the weed brought to wherever he was heading. I mean hell, just wrap that up and mail it if you have to. Under no circumstances, trying to fly with it. That’s just ridiculous.
The only reason I could think of is that Shumpert thought that because he was famous, he could just waltz into an airport and not be reprimanded, which is probably the worst possible reason.
Regardless, people getting arrested for weed in 2022 is beyond stupid when there are several states that have completely legalized it, and others, like Pennsylvania, make it okay if you have a medical card.
Athletes need to be smarter. I hate seeing stories like this because they could have easily been avoided. Best of luck to Iman Shumpert. Hopefully, he can get through this with just a heavy fine.