Stoudamire arrested on marijuana charges

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 8, 2003

PHOENIX (AP) -- Damon Stoudamire was arrested on marijuana charges after allegedly trying to pass through an airport metal detector with almost 1 1/2 ounces of the drug wrapped in aluminum foil.

The Portland Trail Blazers' guard was stopped at the Tucson airport Thursday as he prepared to board a flight to New Orleans, police said Monday.

The team immediately suspended Stoudamire and fined him $250,000.

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He was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Police said he was carrying almost 40 grams of marijuana.