Kenneth Faried, the former Morehead State forward recently traded to the Brooklyn Nets, was charged with marijuana possession Sunday morning in Bridgehampton, N.Y.
According to a story published by 27East.com, Faried, 29, was a rear passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. He was said to be in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana, according to Southampton Town Police. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and an undisclosed amount of cash was also seized. He was released on $500 bail, according to the report.
Faried, the Herald-Leaders’ 2011 Sports Figure of the Year, was the 22nd overall pick of that year’s NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. He holds the career rebounding record in Division I college basketball.
He has averaged 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds as a pro, but his production has slipped dramatically over the past two years. Denver traded him to the Brooklyn Nets this summer.