WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder charged, released for marijuana possession
Wilder, who is still looking for his next fight, was released on $1,000 bond
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Wednesday, according to Tuscaloosa Police.
Wilder was on his way to run some errands in the area when police stopped him for a window tint violation. They smelled the odor of marijuana, leading to a search of the vehicle. He was cited and released on $1,000 bond.
"Deontay has been out-of-state for several days," attorney Paul Patterson said. "He returned home today from Georgia driving his Rolls Royce and selected his Cadillac Escalade from his fleet of vehicles to run errands."
Patterson also noted that the marijuana did not belong to Wilder.
Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) is coming off a TKO victory over Gerald Washington in February and currently looking to make his next title bout. He wants to unify the heavyweight titles, but is looking at a mandatory challenge from Bermane Stiverne.
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