Report: Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton caught in drug probe

By Royce Young | NBA writer

Javaris Crittenton is already in trouble, awaiting a murder trial. But now he's piled on more.

According to ESPN.com, Crittenton was indicted Wednesday on drug charges in Atlanta where he awaits a murder trial for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of a woman.

Crittenton and 13 other people were named in the indictment that was initially the result of an investigation conducted by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, according to a source close to the investigation. According to that source, Crittenton conspired to deal cocaine and marijuana in the months before he was indicted last year for his alleged role in an August 2011 Atlanta shooting death.

Shortly after 6 a.m. ET Wednesday, DEA agents, federal marshals and local police descended on Crittenton's home on a cul de sac in Fayetteville, a suburb just south of Atlanta. Crittenton was led away in handcuffs and was booked into the Fulton County Jail. A call to Crittenton's Atlanta-based attorney, Brian Steel, went unreturned.

Crittenton, a former first round draft pick, played two seasons with four teams (Lakers, Grizzlies, Wizards and Grizzlies again). He's probably most famous for the locker room gun incident involving Gilbert Arenas.

 
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