FHP: Heat forward Udonis Haslem charged after traffic stop in Miami-Dade County

Sunday, August 15, 2010

FHP: Haslem cited after Miami-Dade traffic stop

MIAMI — Heat forward Udonis Haslem was arrested Sunday for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in Miami-Dade County.

Haslem, 30, was stopped around 3:05 p.m. going eastbound on the Gratigny Parkway because of speeding, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said. Haslem was also charged with illegal window tint, Wysocky said.

A passenger in Haslem’s 2008 Mercedes, Antwain Fleming, was also charged with possession. Both were being transported to Miami-Dade County Jail for processing. Corrections officials said neither had been added to the county system as of early Sunday evening.

“During the traffic stop the trooper smelled an odor of marijuana from within the vehicle,” Wysocky wrote in a press release. “After the subsequent search, Mr. Haslem and Mr. Fleming were placed under arrest.”

Both Haslem’s agent, Henry Thomas, and Heat officials were collecting information and did not have an immediate comment.

Haslem has spent all seven of his NBA seasons with the Heat, and the South Florida native signed a new five-year contract to stay with the team last month.

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