Miami Heat Forward Udonis Haslem Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Udonis Haslem
Miami Heat Forward Udonis Haslem Arrested on Drug Charges
Udonis Haslem (Miami-Dade Corrections/CBS)

MIAMI (CBS/WFOR) Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem was arrested late Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop.

The 30-year-old NBA player was originally pulled over for speeding and illegal window tint; however, the arresting officer said it was clear once he approached the vehicle that there was something else going on behind the doors of Haslem's Mercedes.

According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky, in addition to the traffic violations, both Haslem and his passenger Antwain Fleming were arrested and charged for possession of marijuana.

Haslem was charged with one count of possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana, 4 counts of possessing drug paraphernalia with intent to use, and was cited by the FHP for speeding, and for having illegal window tinting on his car, reports CBS affiliate WFOR.

Sources told TMZ that in addition to Fleming there were three other people in the car at the time of the traffic stop and also, that it took three searches for police and the drug dogs to discover the marijuana.

Haslem, who has spent seven years with the Heat, was taken to the Miami-Dade County Jail and released Sunday evening after posting a $10,000 bail.