Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on weapons, marijuana charges

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Upon searching the vehicle, officers found three loaded firearms, one semi-automatic rifle, a ballistic vest, large quantity of ammunition and two bags of marijuana inside, police said. Police who pulled them over smelled marijuana and saw a lit "blunt" on the dashboard, police said. As officers approached, they started to drive off, according to the source.

Thomas was hit with drug and gun charges as well.

Telfair and Thomas were arraigned Sunday night in Brooklyn Criminal Court and held on bond.

Their lawyers claimed that Telfair had legally purchased the weapons in Florida, where he now lives.

Telfair played 10 seasons in the NBA after being drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers 13th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft.

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Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was arrested this weekend with a small arsenal on him that made it seem like he was ready for military combat. He now plays with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

This is not Telfair's first legal incident. In 2007 he was arrested on a gun charge during another routine traffic stop when speeding on the Bronx River Parkway with a suspended license.

Here's a photo of the haul the police found in the auto.

Police then asked Telfair and Thomas to step outside the vehicle and put them under arrest before conducting a more thorough search of the auto. That incident led to him pleading guilty to criminal possession of a weapon, which gave him three years' probation and a three-game suspension during the National Basketball Association season as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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