Nets All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell was detained this week at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after TSA searched his luggage and found a small amount of marijuana.
According to a spokeswoman for the New York Port Authority Police who spoke to Newsday, Russell was issued a summons for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released.
The incident took place at about 8 p.m. at Terminal C, according to Port Authority Police.
“TSA officers detected marijuana in a traveler’s checked bag [Wednesday] night at LaGuardia Airport and contacted Port Authority Police,” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said to Newsday. “The marijuana was concealed inside a beverage can with a hidden compartment. It was one of those AriZona [Iced Tea] beverage cans with a screw-off lid that people hide things in.”
“We have been made aware of the situation involving D’Angelo Russell and are in the process of gathering more information at this time,” the Nets stated.