A Dancing With the Stars champion was arrested on Saturday, July 30, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Iman Shumpert, who won season 30 of the popular dance competition show, was arrested at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport after TSA reported a “potential drug violation” ahead of his scheduled flight.
Police were called to the terminal after TSA agents found a “green, leafy substance” in Shumpert’s pocket, according to legal documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight. According to the report, Shumpert admitted that the 6.12 ounces of marijuana belonged to him.
TMZ reported that Shumpert was scheduled to board a flight to Los Angeles and was looking forward to seeing his daughter. However, he was unable to catch the flight as he was arrested. Police also discovered a “Glock magazine and 14 9mm rounds” but no gun in Shumpert’s personal belongings.
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TMZ reported that possession of marijuana is considered a “state prison crime.”
“This means the charge is the lowest crime in Texas and special rules apply to punishment and release. These include rules about probation, length of sentence, ‘good time’, later use against an individual and the possibility of incarceration,” according to law firm Cofer Luster.
Shumpert could face two years behind bars if convicted. In addition, Shumpert could face fines of up to $10,000.
Shumpert was arrested in Fayette County, Georgia in 2016. At the time, Shumpert was driving in a rental car and was pulled over for a lane change violation, according to TMZ. Shumpert failed an on-site sobriety test, resulting in a DUI charge. At the time, he was found with less than an ounce of marijuana on him.
Shumpert’s conviction came in December 2018, according to The Blast. He entered a no-contest plea and was placed on probation by the judge overseeing the case.
Shumpert has been active on social media since his arrest on July 30, 2022. The NBA star has posted a few videos to his account since Saturday’s arrest.
On August 2, 2022, Shumpert shared a video clip from an interview with the UNINTERRUPTED brand. In the clip, Shumpert talked about being both a musician and an actor and how he feels he has an advantage with both skills.
On August 3, 2022, Shumpert shared another interview clip.
“Sometimes you have to step out of the box you put yourself in,” the post read.
In the clip, Shumpert spoke about how his mom was the one who told other people her son could do “a bunch of other things” outside of basketball.
Fans commented on Shumpert’s arrest in his recent Instagram post.
“Next time just bless someone before you board…it can’t be that hard?” one person wrote.
“Break why they’re acting so serious like this weed,” added another.
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