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Aug 20, 2018 4:40 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

NBA Player Kenneth Faried Lewis Charged With Marijuana Possession In Bridgehampton Arrest

Aug 22, 2018 10:01 AM

An NBA player who recently signed with the Brooklyn Nets was arrested in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning and charged with possession of marijuana.

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.

Lt. Ralph declined to specify how much money was seized or what circumstances led to the money being seized.

In a prepared statement, Eli Pearlstein, the senior manager of public relations for the Brooklyn Nets, said, “We are aware of the situation involving Kenneth Faried and are in the process of gathering more information at this time.”

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