Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Former Tiger Shawne Williams Busted for Pot in Indiana

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Indiana Pacers forward and former University of Memphis star Shawne Williams was arrested today on charges of marijuana possession and driving without a license. Williams, who was driving an SUV, was pulled over for making an illegal lane change.

The police report states Williams was being held at the Marion County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, driving without a license, driving with an expired license plate, and failure to signal a lane change.

At 12:45 a.m., police pulled over a 2007 black Cadillac with an expired Tennessee license plate after it committed a traffic infraction on Martin Luther King Drive.

Williams was accompanied by two other individuals. One of them, 32-year-old Roderick Helton of Memphis, was carrying a Smith & Wesson 9-mm handgun that had been reported stolen in Collierville. He was also arrested for illegal possession of a handgun.

The third passenger was Roosevelt Rollins, 21, also of Memphis, who was detained on charges of marijuana possession after he admitted that the "blunt" found in the vehicle's ashtray was his. "The guy in the front passenger seat, Mr. Rollins, said the marijuana was his and Mr. Williams denied knowledge of the marijuana even being in his car even though you could obviously smell the odor of burnt marijuana," Sgt. Matthew Mount, a city police spokesman, said.

The 6-foot-9 Williams, was drafted in the first round in 2006. He averaged 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 46 games last season for the Pacers.

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