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Ex-NBA Star Shawne Williams

Pleads Guilty

The Weed Was Mine!

2/26/2013 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex-NBA player Shawne Williams has pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance following his December arrest ... when cops busted him for smoking a blunt inside his Porsche.

As TMZ previously reported ... Williams was popped in a parking lot in Tennessee after a cop said he smelled weed coming from inside Williams' Panamera. Williams reportedly confessed to the officer that he had weed and codeine (cough syrup) in his car.

Following the arrest, Williams was charged with possession of a controlled substance (for the weed) and possession with intent to sell (for the codeine).

Williams pled guilty to weed possession today and was sentenced to one day in jail and a $500 fine. He was given credit for time served and has already paid the fee.

The codeine charge was dropped after the passenger in Williams' car claimed it was his ... not Williams'.

The lesson: always have a friend around to share the blame.

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29 COMMENTS

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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

541 days ago
2.

peter    

A day in jail for weed?! Wow- I feel sorry for you guys living in the US.

541 days ago
3.

jus do it    

SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY.BAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBYYYYYYYY.

541 days ago
4.

DaveT    

Excessive codeine makes people really dopey and loopy, bad state to be in while driving

541 days ago
5.

IndyMike    

This is why our country is broke. Waste of resources and taxpayer money over pot. Our govt is worthless

541 days ago
6.

hugh    

No, the lesson here is...smoke your weed at home.

541 days ago
7.

KicksandGiggles    

If my body provided my living and earned me millions, I sure as heck would not defile it with stupid weed!! What a Moron!!

541 days ago
8.

Poopsi47    

Legalize weed now

541 days ago
9.

tdr9    

Too many criminals in America, because of weed

541 days ago
10.

Mrugowsky    

This was such an important story it waited two months to report.

541 days ago
11.

TimP    

Dude, move here to Wa. Tho the cop may have wanted a toke. Damn, 1 day in jail and $500. Thats harsh.

541 days ago
12.

Mrugowsky    

What, no loaded gun in the car???

541 days ago
13.

Menace to society     

No white fat girls in the back seat ?

541 days ago
14.

Areader    

He averaged 5.7 points per game...that hardly makes him a star...he was a part time player at best!

540 days ago
15.

RaisingStar    

I still think he is so damn cute. :-*

540 days ago
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