NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested for having a “sizeable” amount of marijuana in his backpack on the Dallas/Fort Value Airport on Saturday … TMZ Sports has learned.
In keeping with the police report, officers responded to a possible drug violation call around 2:40 PM … after TSA screeners found a plastic bag full of a “green leafy substance” in Shumpert’s bag, which he admitted was weed.
Cops say the substance weighed 6.12 ounces and tested positive for marijuana using a mobile test.
The report adds 32-year-old Shumpert — who was set to board a Delta plane to Los Angeles at 3 PM — expressed concern about missing his trip to go to his daughter … however the responding officer informed him he wouldn’t be making that flight, as he was being placed under arrest for marijuana possession.
The report says the 2016 NBA champ was then placed in handcuffs and transported to the airport jail without incident.
The charge is classed as a “State Jail Felony” … meaning Shumpert could withstand two years behind bars and a $10K positive, if convicted.
Cops also claim Shumpert — who also won Season 30 of “Dancing With The Stars” — had a Glock magazine and 14 9mm rounds in his bag … although he did not have a gun.
Shumpert last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21 … and has also suited up for the Knicks, Cavaliers, Kings and Rockets over his decade-long profession. He’s averaging 7.2 points a game in his profession.
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