NBA player Kevin Porter Jr. catches firearm and cannabis possession charges

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Porter Jr. was involved in a single vehicle collision in Ohio early on Sunday morning. In a case of what appears to be driver fatigue, Porter veered off the side of the road and overturned his vehicle, reports USA Today . While he was uninjured in the crash, his trouble didn’t stop there. How two high-performance athletes are challenging cannabis stereotypes From the brink and back: Former NHLers Daniel Carcillo and Riley Cote find life after hockey ‘Cut it off, patch me up best you can’: After losing her arm, Sammi Tucker did the impossible Responding officers recovered a handgun and cannabis at the scene, charging the 20-year-old with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony offence. Additionally, Porter was charged with failure to control and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanours. “Mr. Porter was issued a summons for a petty offence and released,” Porter’s attorney told USA Today in a statement. “We are gathering information and will have further comment at a later point,” the lawyer added. The Cavaliers reported the team is aware of the ongoing matter and is “in the process of gathering information.” In a statement, the team noted: “We have spoken with Kevin and will continue to address this privately with him as the related process evolves.” According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly after 2 a.m. on Interstate 76 in Mahoning County, Ohio. Porter was booked into county jail and later released on US$4,000 bond. Medical cannabis sales began in Ohio last year, but recreational cannabis remains illegal. Porter, who grew up in Seattle, averaged 10 points a game in his rookie season with the Cavs.

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