EAST ELMHURST, Queens — D’Angelo Russell, point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, was busted for marijuana possession at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday night, a law enforcement source confirmed to PIX11 News Thursday.
Russell was going through airport security Wednesday before 7 p.m. when weed was found inside a false-bottom Arizona iced tea can in his carry-on bag, the police source said.
Port Authority spokesperson Lenis Rodrigues confirmed they got a call from TSA around 7 p.m. for marijuana found in a passenger’s bag at Terminal C at LaGuardia.
Rodrigues said Russell was not arrested, but was given a summons and released.
As Sports Illustrated pointed out Thursday, the NBA’s policy on weed requires a player who receives such a citation to enter a league marijuana program, but would not be suspended until receiving three citations or testing positive in a drug test.