Shawne Williams Arrested For Drug Possession
Via TMZ reports:
Ex-NBA player Shawne Williams — a former 1st round draft pick — was arrested in Tennessee last night for possession of weed and codeine … and cops believe he may have been trying to sell it.
According to reports, Williams’ night went to hell when an officer on a routine patrol claims he smelled marijuana coming from a Porsche Panamera which was parked near a Cricket wireless store.
When the cop approached the car, the person inside — Williams — reportedly said, “Officer I ain’t gonna lie to you, there’s a blunt in the car and some syrup.”
The cop searched the car … and reportedly found a partially smoked blunt, another blunt that hadn’t been smoked, and a bottle of codeine cough syrup (for which he did not have a prescription).
According to the Williams’ booking sheet, posted on the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office website, the 26-year-old was arrested for possession of weed and codeine with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell.
11:43 AM PT — It appears the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office made a mistake on its website, mistakenly posting that Williams was charged with cocaine possession, when it SHOULD have said codeine possession.