News ex-NBA player is busted in massive drug sting

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  1. rory

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    Former NBA player and murder suspect Javaris Crittenton has been arrested in a massive drug sting in Georgia while allegedly trying to transport 400 kilograms of cocaine and 10lbs of pot.

    According to legal documents obtained by TMZ Sports, the former Washington Wizards point guard was taken into custody last week in Atlanta on multiple drug charges.

    Crittenton, 26, was among 14 suspects who were rounded up in the bust, which also netted an enormous shipment of drugs. Four hundred kilos of cocaine equals roughly 900lbs.

    According to investigators, the drug ring has been in business since at least 2012. It included members who went by nicknames like ‘Crutch,’ ‘Chop’ and ‘Carlito,’ TMZ reported.

    The office of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said 14 people were arrested last Wednesday after a seven-month investigation.

    Crittenton’s attorney, Brian Steel, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his client is innocent, adding they’ll ‘fight any and every false allegation’ against Crittenton.

    For Crittenton, this is only the latest in a series of serious legal troubles.


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    More charges: Crittenton, pictured here in September 2011, is facing murder charges in connection to an April 2011 drive-by shooting in Atlanta


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    Revenge killing: Police in Atlanta say Crittenton (left) accidentally shot Julian Jones, 22 (right) in August 2011 while trying to kill a man he had suspected of robbing him in April


    He has been out on bond since the fall of 2011, when the one-time Georgia Tech basketball star was indicted on a slew of charges in the August 2011 drive-by shooting of a 22-year-old Atlanta woman.

    Julian Jones, a mother of four, was gunned down in a gang-related incident that allegedly involved Crittenton and his cousin Douglas Gamble.

    Officials say Crittenton accidentally shot Jones while trying to kill a man he had suspected of robbing him at gunpoint of $50,000 worth of jewelery and other valuables in April of that year.

    Crittenton was a first-round draft pick of the Lakers in 2007 and has also played for the Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies. He signed a non-guarantee contract with Charlotte Bobcats in 2010 before being waved.

    During his two seasons with the NBA, Crittenton averaged 5.3 points per game in a total of 113 games.


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    Robust defense: Crittenton's attorney, Brian Steel (left), said his client is innocent and vowed to 'fight any and every false allegation'


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    Dubious claim to fame: Crittenton, No. 8, had spent two seasons in the NBA playing for three different teams, but he is best known for his armed standoff in the Washington Wizards locker room


    He is perhaps best known for his notorious 2010 armed confrontation in the Wizards locker room with teammate Gilbert Arenas, which resulted in a 38-game suspension for Crittenton.

    In September 2011, Crittenton was released from jail after posting $230,000 bond. In October, a judge imposed a 12-hour curfew on the 26-year-old murder suspect requiring him to stay home from 7pm to 7am, according to Atlanta Journal Constitution.

    ESPN reported that shortly after 6am last Wednesday, DEA agents, federal marshals and Atlanta metro police arrived at Crittenton’s home in Fayetteville and arrested the former NBA standout.

    A judge ordered him held in Fulton County Jail without bond. He is due back in court February 14.
     
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    Crittenton, No. 8, had spent two seasons in the NBA playing for three different teams, but he is best known for his armed standoff in the Washington Wizards locker room.

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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    They pretty much need to just go ahead and change the name from Atlanta to "Black Mecca".


    I can't believe they grabbed the guy right off his horse.
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    The drugs were for personal use...
     
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    Out on bond since 2011 on a murder charge, they can't get a fucking trial going in 4 years, meanwhile he's up to more criminal activity.
     
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    400 keys?? :faint:
     
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    400 Kilos of coke

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    This is 33 Kilos

    This guy had more than 10x this!



    I'm pretty sure the 10 pounds of weed were for personal use
     
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    He was sentenced to 23 years in prison for murder today
     
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    Another gentle giant?
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    He was just about to go to college.
     
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    coke is much easier to transport and hide then pot. unless of course you have hundreds of pounds of it.

    killed a woman while trying to kill a guy who he thinks robbed him. the animal just couldn't go to the POElice. that would be acting white! :grad:
     
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    23 years for taking a human life. yeah, we're doomed.