Former NBA player Kwame Brown was recently arrested for drug possession after his Mercedes was pulled over in Georgia, during a traffic stop where he was found in possession of weed and a variety of edibles.
It's been reported that when the cops approached the car they smelled a strong odor of marijuana, of which they found a small amount between the driver and passenger seat. That led Brown to confess that he had more in the trunk of his vehicle, which turned out to be a backpack full of edibles.
More specifically, according to the report the police found three bags of cannabis cookies, a bag of cannabis-infused tea, and two cans of cannabis-infused mints in a backpack, all of which are legal when produced and advertised online yet remain illegal in the state of Georgia.
Despite Brown being a passenger of the vehicle at the time, and the driver, Ivy Cash, claiming that he was the owner of the marijuana products in question, it was Brown who was subsequently arrested and charged with felony possession of edible marijuana products and misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of weed. Conversely, Cash was reportedly only arrested for driving without a license.
As the former first overall pick in the 2001 draft, Brown was never able to live up to those expectations as he became a journeyman around the NBA, while most recently having played in the Big 3 for the 3 Headed Monsters.