Reports: Former Blazers F Shawne Williams Arrested On Drug Charges

Christian Petersen

Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Shawne Williams was arrested on drug charges.

TMZ.com reports that former Portland Trail Blazers forward Shawne Williams was arrested on drug charges in Tennessee on Thursday. Drugs were reportedly found inside Williams' Porsche Panamera.

The 26-year-old was ultimately arrested for possession of weed and [codeine] with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell.

Scott Carroll of the Commercial Appeal reported the following details.

The officer approached Williams in his nearby Porsche Panamera after smelling marijuana, according to a police affidavit, and the 26-year-old Williams was asked to exit his vehicle.

Williams then said, "Officer I ain't gonna lie to you, there's a blunt in the car and some syrup," according to the affidavit.

Police reported finding inside the car a partially smoked marijuana blunt, another blunt that had not been smoked, and a bottle containing 83 grams of codeine cough syrup, for which Williams did not have a prescription.

Update: the Commercial-Appeal notes that an initial report indicating that he had been booked on cocaine-related charges was incorrect.

Williams did not suit up for the Blazers but was included in the trade package -- along with Mehmet Okur and the 2012 first-round pick that became Damian Lillard -- that came to Portland from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for forward Gerald Wallace during a March trade. Williams was sidelined down the stretch of the 2011-2012 season because of a foot injury.

Williams had a player option for the 2012-13 season which he decided to exercise in June. A few weeks later, the Blazers formally waived Williams, buying him out of the last year of his deal.

Williams, 26, holds career averages of 5.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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