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Minnesota Timberwolves Guard Malik Beasley Arrested On Drug & Stolen Property Charges

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been arrested on drug and stolen property charges.

Online court documents show Beasley was arrested on Saturday by the Plymouth Police Department for possessing a controlled substance/narcotics and receiving/concealing stolen property.

According to police, officers were called around 2:55 p.m. to a home in Plymouth on a reported weapons offense.

The victims told police that they had stopped their vehicle in front of a home at 18540 County Road 6 when a suspect walked up to their vehicle, tapped on the window, and pointed a gun at them. The man advised the victims to get off the property. As the victims drove away, the suspect was observed holding the gun up to his shoulder, pointing it at their vehicle.

While officers set up a perimeter, a vehicle attempted to leave the property and was stopped by police. Three occupants in the vehicle were detained and later released. A man, who identified himself as the homeowner, was outside yelling at officers.

According to police, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and found narcotics and numerous guns, including one of which was confirmed as stolen. The suspect, identified as Malik Beasley, was taken into custody.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released the following statement to WCCO regarding the incident:

"We are aware of the situation involving Malik Beasley and are in the process of gathering information at this time."

Beasley participated in voluntary workouts at the team facility earlier this year. He has not taken part in group workouts that began this week for teams that didn't qualify for the NBA's restart in Florida after the four-plus-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 23-year-old Beasley will be a restricted free agent when the season ends. The 19th overall pick in the 2016 draft by Denver, Beasley averaged 20.7 points in 14 games for Minnesota after being acquired in a trade with the Nuggets in February.

Beasley's attorney did not immediately respond to a phone message left Sunday by WCCO-TV.

This is a developing story, please check back with WCCO for more updates.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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