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Former NBA player, current D-Leaguer Sean Williams arrested for possible drug sales

Jan 21, 2013, 8:33 AM EDT

Sean Williams

Last season Sean Williams — the 6’10” center out of Boston College — had cups of coffee in the NBA with Boston and Dallas.

This season he is playing with the Texas Legends in the D-League and was arrested in Iowa on drug charges, according to KTIV in Iowa.

A suspected drug dealer was arrested late Saturday night in Larchwood, Iowa. According to county officials, deputies from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department assisted an Iowa DCI agent in executing a search warrant at the Grand Falls Casino around 10:45 p.m.

26-year-old Sean Williams of Houston, Texas, was arrested as a result of the search. Williams was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

That casino and hotel is where teams often stay when they come to play the Sioux Falls Skyforce (while across state lines the hotel is just miles outside Sioux Falls). The Texans had lost to Sioux Falls on Saturday.

Williams was the former first-round pick of the Nets in 2007 but over the years he faded from their rotation and they let him walk. He’d been averaging 15.2 points and 8.9 rebounds a game for the Legends this season.

  1. cowboychris5xchamps - Jan 21, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Times are hard man…..Haha!

  2. dacapt704 - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    How are you 6’10″ and selling drugs?? Dude…you are an OBVIOUS target! LOL

    • mazblast - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      Heh. Reminds me of 40-plus years ago, when there were multiple reports of a 7′ cat burglar in the Detroit area. It didn’t take long to find out it was Pistons center Reggie Harding.

  3. badintent - Jan 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Can you see this dude in a police lineup ?
    “Ah madam, can you pick out the man that sold you some drugs during the party ?”
    “Yes, he’s the one that is much longer than the other guys “….says with smile on her face

  4. censoredpost - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    I’m guessing he was smoking a fatty. Some A-hole called the cops. They busted in a charged him with the dreaded “serious misdemeanor”. Considering more people get arrested for Marijuana every year, than ALL VIOLENT CRIMES COMBINED, it says more about the people who make the laws vs those who choose to partake in the sweet comfort and relief Mary Jane provides. FREE WILLY!

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