Former NBA player, Iman Shumpert, was arrested Saturday afternoon at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport for cannabis possession. According to sources, according to the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Department of Public Safety, he had six ounces of cannabis in a bag when he tried to pass through airport security for his flight back to Los Angeles.
The police report indicates that the police were called to a TSA checkpoint around 3:40 pm on July 30 and told that a “sizable amount of marijuana” was found. The police reports says Shumpert told officers that the bag contained marijuana and “asked if there was any way he could make his flight back to Los Angeles,” where he was supposed to pick up his daughter, whom he shares with entertainer Teyana Taylor.
The police report says that Shumpert also was in possession of a magazine with 14 rounds in his backpack, but no gun was found. A contact for Shumpert, his agent, or a lawyer was not immediately available. The Tarrant County Criminals Courts system didn’t have any readily available information about a court case.
In Texas, possessing more than four ounces of cannabis constitutes a felony. He could face up to two years in jail or a $10,000 fine if convicted. After being arrested, Shumpert was taken from the TSA checkpoint to the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Jail.
Shumpert is best known for winning an NBA Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He also played for the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, and the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets eventually waived him in 2021.
Shumpert also shares daughters Iman, 6, and Rue, 23 months, with wife Teyana Taylor. As of last year, the athlete made history as the first NBA player to win a mirrorball trophy on Dancing With the Stars.