Even stars get busted making dumb moves. Have you ever been at an airport then realized, “Oh no, I have weed on me.” Well, something like that happened to an NBA champion recently, except he didn’t notice until TSA did. What a shame.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana (less than 2 oz.) and possession of drug paraphernalia by Texas A&M University police on Tuesday (June 22).
Brazos County jail records indicated that Caruso was booked and released on the same day on a $4200 bond. Texas A&M Police Department Lieutenant Bobby Richardson explained to ESPN‘s Ramona Shelburne that at approximately 2 p.m. local time, the Lakers guard tried to board a flight at McKinsey Airport. The airport happens to be located on campus. Texas is one of 13 U.S. states that have yet to legalize the use of recreational cannabis.
TSA searched Caruso’s luggage and located marijuana in a grinder, claims Richardson. Caruso played college ball for Texas A&M and has been in the NBA for four seasons. He won a championship with the Lakers in 2020. The 27-year old averaged 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 58 games this past season.