Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Isaac Mcdaniel | 13 June, 2017, 11:50

Telfair, 32, and his nephew, Jami Thomas, 18, were found with three loaded firearms, a semi-automatic rifle, ammunition and a bullet-resistant vest, police said.

Authorities found three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and the ballistic vest in the vehicle.

Police reportedly pulled them over for driving without headlights on but upon approaching the vehicle they smelled weed and noticed a burning joint inside the truck. They then discovered two bags of marijuana along with the weapons and ammo.

This is Telfair's second gun-related arrest in New York City.

Telfair and another man were arrested at the scene; it was unclear if Telfair was still in custody or if he had a lawyer. Telfair previously plead guilty in 2008 to criminal possession of a handgun after a 2007 traffic stop revealed a.45 caliber handgun in Telfair's vehicle. He entered the 2004 NBA Draft right out of high school and was picked 13th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers.

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He went on to play for the Boston Celtics, LA Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

A former NBA basketball player was arrested on drug and weapons charges in Brooklyn early Sunday.

Telfair was also arrested on similar charges in 2007 when a traffic stop led to police finding a loaded handgun in the auto.

Telfair ended his career after playing in China in 2014. In 2007 he was arrested on a gun charge during another routine traffic stop when speeding on the Bronx River Parkway with a suspended license.

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