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Robert Whaley is learning that getting busted for pot can be a real pain in the ass.

‚ÄčPolice in Salt Lake County, Utah have arrested former Utah Jazz center Robert Whaley and found marijuana “between his buttocks,” according to a jail document.

Whaley, 27, had warrants for his arrest for absconding from probation in Michigan. A police document filed with Salt Lake County Jail said gang detectives stopped a car about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Whaley was a passenger and was not wearing a seat belt, the document said, reports Nate Carlisle of The Salt Lake Tribune.
Unified Police Department Lt. Don Hutson said gang unit officers were monitoring apartment complexes which have had recent crime and gang problems, including shootings.
Detectives on gang patrol saw an occupied car sitting in a parking lot with no lights on, and investigated.
Whaley identified himself as Kareem Johnson, according to the document. Detectives were not fooled.
“They recognized him as being a former Jazz player,” Hutson said.