NBA forward Montrezl Harrell has been charged with drug trafficking after cops say they found three pounds of weed in his car during a traffic stop in May … and is now facing time behind bars.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the 28-year-old was pulled over by a Kentucky state trooper around 10 AM on May 12 for driving a 2020 Honda Pilot rental too close to the car in front of him … and during the stop, cops claim they smelled marijuana.
The report says Harrell admitted to having weed on him and pulled a “small amount” from his sweatpants … but when cops searched the vehicle, they claim to have found a backpack filled with three pounds of weed in vacuum-sealed bags.
Harrell’s arraignment was scheduled for Monday morning.
Harrell — who played college ball at the University of Louisville — was charged with trafficking less than five pounds of marijuana … a Class D felony for first-time offenders that could result in up to five years behind bars and a fine.
Harrell — an upcoming free agent — averaged 14 points and nearly 7 rebounds a game for the Charlotte Hornets this past season.