Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges in Brooklyn

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, June 12, 2017
(David Zalubowski)
David Zalubowski-AP

CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been arrested on weapons and marijuana-related charges during a traffic stop in Brooklyn.

Police say Telfair was pulled over early Sunday morning on Atlantic Avenue near Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill after he began to drive with his headlights off.

Officers then arrested Telfair and a friend after noticing a lit marijuana cigarette.

Police then found a number of guns and ammunition, as well as two bags of marijuana inside the car, authorities said.

He was arraigned Sunday night and released on $75,000 bail.

In 2007, Telfair was charged with second-degree possession of a handgun in Yonkers.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years of probation.

Telfair was a first-round draft pick in 2004. He started with the Portland Trail Blazers and spent time with the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and other teams before ending his career in China in 2014.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)