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Nets D’Angelo Russell issued summons for marijuana

May 2, 2019
In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell warms up before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in New York. Russell was detained at LaGuardia Airport this week after TSA personnel said they found a small amount of marijuana in his luggage. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets All-Star D’Angelo Russell was detained at LaGuardia Airport after a small amount of marijuana was found in his luggage by TSA personnel.

A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Russell was issued a summons for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released. It happened Wednesday night.

Newsday says the former No. 2 pick then flew to Louisville, Kentucky, where his father lives.

The Nets said in a statement they “have been made aware of the situation” and “are in the process of gathering more information at this time.”

The 23-year-old Russell had a breakout season, leading the Nets to their first playoff berth since 2014. He was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team in February.

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