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Shawne Williams

Ex-NBA Star Arrested for Drugs [Update]

12/14/2012 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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11:43 AM PT -- It appears the Shelby County Sheriff's Office made a mistake on its website, mistakenly posting that Williams was charged with cocaine possession, when it SHOULD have said codeine possession.

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Ex-NBA player Shawne Williams -- a former 1st round draft pick -- was arrested in Tennessee last night for possession of weed and codeine ... and cops believe he may have been trying to sell it. 

According to reports, Williams' night went to hell when an officer on a routine patrol claims he smelled marijuana coming from a Porsche Panamera which was parked near a Cricket wireless store.

When the cop approached the car, the person inside -- Williams -- reportedly said, "Officer I ain't gonna lie to you, there's a blunt in the car and some syrup."

The cop searched the car ... and reportedly found a partially smoked blunt, another blunt that hadn't been smoked, and a bottle of codeine cough syrup (for which he did not have a prescription).

According to the Williams' booking sheet, posted on the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office website, the 26-year-old was arrested for possession of weed and codeine with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell.

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Romia78    

I'm confused. Was the coke in the syrup bottle? Did I miss the recovery of coke in this story?

585 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Drugs vs. Career sounds like a good choice.

585 days ago
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Michelle     

Oh well....another one bites the dust :(

585 days ago
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lovehandles    

At 26 you should be playing ball some where in the US or over seas. Unless you career ending injury. But hey ****ing making millions

585 days ago
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Steve F.    

drug activity outside a cricket? NO WAY! Next thing you know TMZ will be reporting that a rapper was shot at 2am outside a night club.

585 days ago
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Southerngal    

Why the coke charge? If it was just codeine cough syrup then it would be possession of a controlled substance or a schedule IV drug. WTH? I don't understand it but here in Tennessee it doesn't take much to catch a charge and the Judges don't fool around. He's def looking at some jail time at least. But then again, money can get people a lot of things so maybe he can buy his way out of it!

585 days ago
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SeeSomethingSaySomething    

How hard is it to just do your drugs in the privacy if your home? I have no sympathy for idiots who invite PC arrests because they were in public stinking of weed.

585 days ago
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lovehandles    

You only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow

585 days ago
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JUDAS    

Good ol purple oil

585 days ago
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Izzy    

Where does the coke come into play? It says he had Syrup and Weed why is he being charged with Cocaine possession?

585 days ago
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wingedmonkey    

3rd time he has been arrested for drugs in his short career! think hhe would have learned by now!!

585 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Oh yeah, this is certainly News Breaking... I hope the stupid little idiot loses it all. Hopefully the porsche can be confiscated.

585 days ago
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tym    

it said he admitted to the weed and syrup..just because he didnt admit to the coke doesnt mean it wasnt there packaged up..he admitted to the smaller stuff in hopes to gain the officers trust.

585 days ago
14.

Bob    

Ex NBA Star?? Never heard of the guy. He averaged 5.7 points a year and never scored more than 450 points a season.. Doesn't sound like a star to me!

TMZ is the worst at trying to juice up a story with ridiculous headlines that aren't true!

585 days ago
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Brianc4178    

Gotta love the bugar sugar

585 days ago
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