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Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair is busted with car full of loaded guns and marijuana during a routine traffic stop in Brooklyn

June 12, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair is busted with car full of loaded guns and marijuana during a routine traffic stop in Brooklyn

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Former New York basketball star Sebastian Telfair was busted in the early Sunday morning hours in Brooklyn with a trunk packed with contraband.

The 32-year-old was taken into custody with another man, 18-year-old Jami Thomas, in Bed-Stuy just before 3 am with a bulletproof vest and small stockpile of weapons during a routine traffic stop, the New York Post reported.

Police discovered three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, magazines, ammunition and a ballistic vest in the car’s trunk.

Telfair was stopped while driving through the Brooklyn area in a Ford F-150 pickup because the headlights were off.

Authorities found three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and the ballistic vest in the vehicle

Just before the incident, the two gained the offices’ attention after they were illegally parked on a median.

When they first pulled over, police detected what they believed to be marijuana before noticing a joint inside the truck.

The officers then asked the two to step outside of the car and arrested them prior to carrying out a more extensive search of the car, CBS News reported.

After doing so, police found two bags of marijuana and the firearm collection, which included a SIG MPX Pistol, a Ruger LC9s, and a Springfield Armory XD9 Mod 2 Pistol.

Telfair has been charged with unlawfully possessing a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operator of a vehicle and a vehicle equipment violation.

Thomas was in the passenger seat and was hit with drug and gun possession charges.

Sebastian Telfair, a native of Brooklyn, was once one of the most highly-prized players in the area during his years playing in high school.

He skipped out on college and made a direct jump to the NBA in 2004. He was drafted 13th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers and played for eight teams during his 12-year career.

The point guard fizzled out and recently started playing in China.

The arrest is not the first time Telfair has had issues with the law. In 2007, he was arrested on a gun charge during another routine traffic stop while speeding with a suspended license.

That time, police discovered a .45 caliber handgun under the passenger seat of the car he was driving.

He pleaded guilty one year later and got off with three years of probation.

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