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Camby cleared of weed charges, cousin takes rap

Posted on: October 5, 2011 5:53 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2011 6:01 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivermarcus-camby

Marijuana charges against Portland Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby went up in a cloud of smoke on Tuesday after his cousin agreed to take the rap.

Camby and his cousin, Kendal Johnson, were arrested back in September after "marijuana cigarettes" were found inside Camby's Porsche during a traffic stop in a designated school zone in Pearland, TX. Initially, both Camby and Johnson denied the marijuana belonged to them.

The Oregonian reports that Johnson would up copping to possessing the dope, which reportedly weighed in near an ounce, allowing Camby to walk free of all charges.
The marijuana possession charges against Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby have been dropped by the Brazoria County (Texas) district attorney’s office and his criminal record has been cleared. 

“For the record, Marcus Camby did not get charged with a crime and Marcus Camby did not possess any marijuana,” Randall Novak, Camby’s Houston-based attorney, said.  

Johnson, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a Class B Misdemeanor possession charge and paid a $1,500 fine. 
The maximum penalty facing the pair was said to be one year in jail or a $4,000 fine.

Camby, 37, is entering the final year of a two-year contract extension that will pay him $11.2 million in 2011-2012. He averaged 4.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 26.1 minutes per game last season.
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Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Camby cleared of weed charges, cousin takes rap

that is a good cousin i am sure they will be compensated for taing the rap.  also i think that any person of law the busts someone for drugs should be drug tested themselves weed is everywhere and you would be surprised who is doing it



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Camby cleared of weed charges, cousin takes rap

don't mind having the government tell them what is right and wrong because they don't have the brain to figure it out for themselves.

I am not saying I am for or against the legalization of pot -- I will, however, that the government tells all of us every day what is "right and wrong" or maybe you have not noticed the incredible amount of city/county ordinances, state laws, federal laws and administrative rules that govern nearly everything you do every day?  Kind of the point of a representative democracy that we have going here.  You elect people to represent you, they debate and decide laws that tell you and me what is "right" and "wrong"....from drugs, to alcohol, to tobacco, to taxes, to bank robbery, check fraud, computer fraud, jaywalking, stop signs, libel/slander laws....and on and on and on and on and on.  Don't like the laws, elect new representatives and try again.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Camby cleared of weed charges, cousin takes rap

I agree with the previous comments. The only reason I can see why pot isn't legal is that government entities would have to admit that they've been both wrong for so long and ignorant as well. People who are in favor of keeping it illegal are also ignorant about it, and don't mind having the government tell them what is right and wrong because they don't have the brain to figure it out for themselves.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:24 pm
 

Camby cleared of weed charges, cousin takes rap

Agreed, even worse is when people mention it as a drug. The only time I consider that label valid is when caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol are also mentioned. This is 2011, reefer madness was a long time ago, but some people really took it to heart I suppose.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Camby cleared of weed charges, cousin takes rap

Ben Golliver...weed is not dope.  The only people that refer to weed as dope are dopes themselves.  Why?  It shows you're mis informed,  ignorant and that you have no clue what you're talking about.  How do these people get hired?


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