NBA Player Iman Shumpert Arrested for Cannabis Possession at Dallas Airport

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NBA Player Iman Shumpert Arrested for Cannabis Possession at Dallas Airport
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Iman Shumpert has been arrested at an airport in Texas for possession of cannabis.

The NBA star was taken into custody at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on July 30, according to a police report obtained by E! News.

Shumpert was set to board a flight to Los Angeles when TSA discovered he had gone to the airport with a "sizeable amount of a green leafy substance inside a backpack," per the report. Police said the 32-year-old admitted that the plastic bag contained marijuana, which a moblie test confirmed to be 6.12 ounces of the drug, and he was subsequently placed under arrest.

According to Texas law, a state where marijuana has not been legalized, the amount Shumpert was found with is considered a felony.

E! News has reached out to his rep and did not receive a comment.

While further searching Shumpert's property, authorities also found a Glock magazine with rounds located inside his backpack; however, no firearm was located, the report continues. Following his arrest, the athlete was transported to DFW/DPS jail, without any incident.

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The Tarrant County District Attorney's office told E! News it has not filed any charges. It is unclear at this time if Shumpert remains in custody.

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Shumpert played in the NBA for nearly 10 years, winning a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He has largely been out of the NBA since the 2019-20 season, only playing 13 games for the Brooklyn Nets in the pandemic/bubble season and two games the season after that.

In 2021, Shumpert's fame rose when he won Season 30 of Dancing with the Stars with pro Daniella Karagach, making him the first NBA player to make the finale and win. He and his wife Teyana Taylor, 31, share two daughters Junie, 6, and Rue, 23 months.

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