Marcus Camby's criminal record has been cleared after marijuana possession charges against him were dropped. The Portland Trail Blazers center had been arrested last month in Texas when about an ounce of marijuana had been found in his car by Brazoria County (Texas) police during a traffic stop. The district attorney decided there was not enough evidence to actually go through with the charges.
"For the record, Marcus Camby did not get charged with a crime and Marcus Camby did not possess any marijuana," Randall Novak, Camby’s Houston-based attorney, said.
The passenger in Camby's car, Kendal Johnson, pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor possession charge and paid a $1,500 fine. The marijuana had been discovered under Johnson's seat after Camby was pulled over in a school zone for an "equipment violation" and police said they smelled burnt marijuana.
Because the incident happened in a school zone, Camby and Johnson could have been charged with a Class A misdemeanor and could have faced up to a year in prison, along with a $4,000 fine.
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