Recent Brooklyn Nets addition Kenneth Faried is from Newark, so he has to know that riding dirty in the Hamptons is a bad look when you’re Black and 6 feet 8 inches tall. Faried was busted over the weekend for marijuana possession in Long Island and the mugshot is pure struggle.
Local outlet 27East reports:
Southampton Town Police said Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis, 29, known to NBA fans as Kenneth Faried, of Denver, Colorado, was arrested on Montauk Highway at 1:30 a.m. and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.
Police said that Mr. Faried was the rear passenger of a vehicle that was stopped during a sobriety checkpoint and was found to be in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana.
On Tuesday morning, Town Police Lieutenant Susan Ralph said that a 25-year-old woman and 33-year-old man also in the vehicle each were cited for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Both were released on an appearance ticket to appear in Southampton Town Justice Court in Hampton Bays at a later date. Police did not say who was driving the vehicle.
According to the police report, Mr. Faried’s money was seized, and he was released on $500 bail.
Officials for the Nets released a statment saying they are investigating the details of the arrest. Faried has not made a public comment since the arrest.
Photo: Southhampton Town Police Department