NBA Player Arrested On Drug Charge

Marcus Camby Arrested In Pearland

HOUSTON - A professional basketball player was arrested on drug charges near a high school.

Pearland police said Marcus Camby, 37, was stopped near Dawson High School in the 200 block of Cullen Boulevard about 12:05 p.m. Monday because of the window tinting on his 2010 Porsche Panamera .

"Vehicles are not allowed to have any window tint below a certain level on the front windshield," Lt. Onesimo Lopez said.

During the stop, the officer said he smelled marijuana coming from Camby's vehicle

Investigators said they searched the vehicle and found less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

Camby and his passenger, Kendal Johnson, 24, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces, in a drug-free zone.

Camby is a center for the Portland Trailblazers. He has also played for the Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers since he began his basketball career in 1996.

Lopez said the officer who made the stop had no idea who Camby is.

"It wasn't until after the investigation was pretty much done and the decision had been made to place both subjects into custody that Mr. Camby's occupation became known," Lopez said.

Camby was arrested on a marijuana charge in Connecticut in 1997.

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