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|Wilson Chandler of the New York Knicks wishes the NYPD didn’t waste so much time busting people for pot.
New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler was busted on a marijuana possession charge after police pulled his vehicle over Tuesday night in Queens, police said.
Chandler, who turned 23 last week, was carrying what was described as a “small amount” of marijuana when cops pulled over the 2010 Mercedes-Benz in which was was riding at 11:30 p.m., according to police, reports Larry Celona at the New York Post
The fuzz said decided to search Chandler after they claimed to smell pot coming from the vehicle.
Chandler was issued a desk appearance ticket for the misdemeanor offense, meaning he must appear in county court for arraignment at a later date.
Chandler, who missed the final month of the season because of a strained groin, was drafted by the Knicks in 2007. He is scheduled to undergo a sports hernia surgery and will need six to eight weeks to recover.
The second-year guard-forward averaged 15.3 ppg and 5.4 rpg before going to the bench in mid-March.