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Nets’ D’Angelo Russell caught with weed in fake Arizona iced tea can at LaGuardia Airport: source

Posted: 5:36 PM, May 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-02 17:55:04-04

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.

D’Angelo Russell of the Brooklyn Nets on April 20, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. (Elsa/Getty Images)

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.