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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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16.

James R. - Los Angeles    

To quote Jamie Foxx- "How black is that?"

589 days ago
17.

malcsteez    

He's not a star and never was. Ex-nba player.. not star. There's a reason why he's not in the in the league now...and this is why.

589 days ago
18.

hunter    

I didn't know coke and codeine were the same thing.

589 days ago
19.

Tweeder    

I knew that Pepsi was better then coke but get arrested for drinking coke wow what's this world coming to

588 days ago
20.

NOT ELMO    

Ex-NBA Star Arrested for Coke................ME LIKE PEPSI

588 days ago
21.

kelly    

Since when did CODEINE and COCAINE become the same thing? I guess that only happens when you'er driving while black.

588 days ago
22.

kelly    

Does CODEINE only become COCAINE when you're driving while Black?

588 days ago
23.

truth    

He'll be just fine in the poky, just look at his earrings.
He'll fit right in with the sisters.
I hope he can swallow.

588 days ago
24.

William j    

Sippin on the lean and burning down l's in his Porsche not too smart but that's par for the course!!

588 days ago
25.

CriticXtreme    

Just stupid.

588 days ago
26.

Cartman    

Why do young black guys think that drinking cough syrup is a good high? I hate that stuff even when it's prescribed. Sizzurp my ass. Drink a beer and stop acting queer.

588 days ago
27.

NotUrCass     

Lmfao @ cartman

588 days ago
28.

dave    

so what else is new,another thug

588 days ago
29.

Warren    

The war on Marijuana is a complete failure. The time is now to legalize Cannabis. Instead of wasting money arresting people we could be generating tax revenue $$$$.

588 days ago
30.

Laffsnfun    

All that loot , can't find a driver ? Stupid being stupid !! Lol now it's gonna be atleast 4 Gs limo ? Probably $200

587 days ago
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