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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Report: Big Baby Davis arrested with large amount of marijuana

Glen Davis

Former NBA big man Glen Davis is back in the news again, but it is definitely not in the positive sense this time around.

Brian Kuebler of WMAR-TV in Baltimore reported on Friday that Davis, famously nicknamed “Big Baby,” was arrested in February on drug charges after being caught at a Hampton Inn in Aberdeen, Maryland with a large amount of marijuana. Court records showed that the hotel’s owner smelled marijuana coming from Davis’ room on Feb. 7 and, upon knocking on the door, was told by a person inside to “f— off.” Police were then called and the former NBA champion gave his signed consent for the room to be searched.

“They recovered 126 grams of marijuana,” Aberdeen Police Lieutenant William Reiber was quoted as saying. “In addition to that there was a brief case that contained 92,164 dollars of U.S. currency along with a ledger that contained language which is consistent with someone involved in the sale and distribution of narcotics.”

Kuebler’s report adds that Davis, who told officers that he was in town visiting family in Harford County, Maryland, was arrested, then indicted weeks later on seven counts of drug possession and distribution. He is due in court early next month, but his attorney says Davis “adamantly maintains his innocence” and is looking forward to “clear[ing] his good name.”

Davis, 32, played in the NBA for nine seasons, winning a title in 2008 with the Boston Celtics. He has been out of the league since 2015 however.

Davis was also involved in another dubious hotel incident back in 2013 when he was with the Orlando Magic but was not arrested as a result of it.

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