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NBA star Marcus Camby arrested in Pearland

Friday, September 23, 2011
Marcus Camby, 37, was arrested on September 19, 2011, in Pearland.  (Pearland Police Department)

Marcus Camby, 37, was arrested on September 19, 2011, in Pearland. (Pearland Police Department)

NBA star Marcus Camby is facing a drug charge following a traffic stop in Pearland.

The story was first reported by the Pearland Journal, one of our Houston Community Newspaper partners. Pearland police tell us Camby, 37, and another man, identified as Kendal Lance Johnson, 24, were driving near Dawson High School in the 200 block of Cullen when an officer pulled them over for an equipment violation. The officer noticed the smell of marijuana.

According to police, a search of the car yielded less than two ounces of marijuana, and both Camby and Johnson were arrested. They were both charged with possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone, a misdemeanor.

Bond was set at $2,000 for each. If convicted, Camby and Johnson face up to one year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.

Camby plays for the Portland Trailblazers. He's been in the NBA for 16 years.

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