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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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16.

Mandooo    

It's WEED, get the **** over it already. Catch real criminals .

414 days ago
17.

Miller Cerasuolo    

Former NBA star, Shawne Williams, was arrested in December of last year when police found him in possession of marijuana as well as cough syrup. TMZ reports that he was then charged in a Tennessee court with possession of a controlled substance for the marijuana as well as possession with intent to sell for the cough medicine. In Virginia, the Drug Control Act categorizes the contents of cough syrup as a schedule V drug. If a person is convicted of possession of a schedule V drug with intent to distribute, they are guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor, subject to a $2,500 fine and 12 months in jail. Lucky for Williams, a friend of his claimed possession of the cough medicine, so he ended up pleading guilty to possession of the weed only.

386 days ago
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