Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Inside the vehicle, officers found three handguns, a semi-automatic rifle, a bulletproof vest and ammo, according to police.

Sebastian Telfair, a former National Basketball Association player whose career ended in China in 2014, was arrested early Sunday after police in Brooklyn discovered three loaded handguns, a semiautomatic rifle and ammunition along with a bulletproof vest and marijuana in his truck.

Authorities found three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and the ballistic vest in the vehicle. Once the truck was pulled over, officers found a burning marijuana cigarette inside, police said. When the officers stopped the auto, they spotted a blunt on the dashboard, the NYPD said.

Former NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair was arrested Sunday morning.

After doing so, officers discovered two bags of marijuana and the gun collection, including a SIG MPX Pistol, a Ruger LC9s, and a Springfield Armory XD9 Mod 2 Pistol, reported the Post.

It wasn't clear if Telfair, a Brooklyn natvie, had a lawyer.

Telfair, who is the cousin of Stephon Marbury, was the No. 13 pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Trail Blazers straight out of high school. He also played for the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as professional teams in China.

He was previously charged in 2007 with second-degree possession of a handgun. He was arrested in 2007 after police found a loaded handgun in his auto during a speeding stop.

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