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Marcus Camby cleared of marijuana possession charges

Oct 5, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

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We told you a couple weeks ago how Portland big man Marcus Camby had been pulled over, found with a small amount of marijuana and charged with possession in Texas. And we all pulled out some old “Jail Blazers” jokes and dusted them off.

Now Camby has been cleared of all charges, reports the Oregonian.

Camby and Kendal Johnson were arrested last month after police discovered a small amount of marijuana in Camby’s car during a traffic stop in Pearland, Texas. But after weighing evidence — and accepting a guilty plea from Johnson — Camby has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

“For the record, Marcus Camby did not get charged with a crime and Marcus Camby did not possess any marijuana,” Randall Novak, Camby’s Houston-based attorney, said.

Texas is not a state with the most progressive marijuana possession laws in the nation (shocking, I know) so this shows how little contraband we are talking about. Also, that is Camby’s cousin taking the hit on this.

David Stern can’t fine Camby even if he wanted to because of the lockout. So Camby walks away from this only have to pay a lawyer.

  1. hardscramble - Oct 5, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    He was pulled over charged and cleared of charges in TEXAS not Oregon. Oregon’s mary jane laws have absolutely nothing to do with this. Nice reporting Kurt.

    • goforthanddie - Oct 5, 2011 at 7:29 PM

      What he said!

    • hardscramble - Oct 5, 2011 at 8:11 PM

      Thanks for fixing it Kurt. Didn’t mean to go all agro on you; I just hate to see lazy reporting.

  2. thetooloftools - Oct 5, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    <//////////….Marcus…. Hello Marcus? It's your hit.

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