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Nets D'Angelo Russell issued summons for marijuana

Nets D'Angelo Russell issued summons for marijuana

The Port Authority Police Department issued the summons after conducting an inspection of Russell's bag.

According to reports, the incident took place this week at Queens' LaGuardia Airport. Fortunately for Russell, he didn't get into too much trouble as he was simply cited for possession of marijuana (under 50 grams).

NY marijuana laws include a nonclassified penalty with a $100 fine for possession of less than 25 grams on a first offense, and a misdemeanor penalty, including a $300 fine and the possibility of three months in prison, for possession of 25 grams to two ounces. Two years later, he was dealt to the Nets in a deal.

Despite making headlines, Russell isn't expected to get suspended by the National Basketball Association.

The 23-year-old Russell is coming off a breakout season with the Nets.

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He was traded to the Nets, along with Timofey Mozgov, for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Russell in the first round (No. 2 overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft.

Russell averaged a career-high 21.1 points per game in 2018-19 en route to his first career All-Star appearance.

Russell will more than likely be forced to enter the league's marijuana program. Tons of National Basketball Association players use marijuana recreationally and it's not something Nets fans should worry about in terms of a possible suspension.

The Nets secured the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference, but lost in five games to the Philadelphia 76ers.