Lakers guard Alex Caruso arrested in Texas for weed possession, Internet says 'It's just a plant'

Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested in Texas for possession of under two ounces of marijuana and then released


                            Lakers guard Alex Caruso arrested in Texas for weed possession, Internet says 'It's just a plant'
Alex Caruso was arrested and released by Texas A&M police for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia (Brazos County Jail)

BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS: According to the Brazos County jail records, Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested in Texas on Tuesday, June 22, for possession of under two ounces of marijuana. The jail records show that Texas A&M police arrested Caruso on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Caruso paid a $552 fine and was released on a total $4,200 bond for both charges. Texas A&M police lieutenant Bobby Richard said that Caruso was arrested after TSA officers found a grinder containing marijuana when he tried to board a flight on Tuesday, June 22. In Texas, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor with a maximum fine $2,000 and 180 days in jail. The possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C misdemeanor, which can result in a maximum fine of $500, but not jail time. In many states in the US, the subject of legalizing marijuana is a thorny topic. In fact, an online search proved that Americans' interest in marijuana component cannabidiol overshadows nearly all other health products or topics.

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Alex Caruso #4 and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate their win over the Portland Trail Blazers on August 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)

Soon the news made its way to social media. One person who seemed angry with the arrest said, "You f*cking sc*m bag. Arrested because you checked his bag and found a little leftover weed in a grinder. Weed should be legal period everywhere PERIOD! Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso arrested in Texas for marijuana possession." While another one wrote, "Lakers guard Alex Caruso arrested in Texas for a joint in his car. Texas is the worst. Should have been carrying and assault rifle, because that’s far less dangerous."

Another demanded that the player be let out of jail and responding to that another seconded saying "It's just a plant."



 



 



 

 

Sharing Caruso's jail record, another one said, "Lakers guard Alex Caruso is officially CANCELLED I've always defended him but definitely in this situation I freaking can't. I thought he was a very kind person and now it turns out that he was involved in a scandal that consists of stealing the hearts of innocent people like me." While another one said, "Lakers guard Alex Caruso just got arrested for Marijuana possession....Let the Man smoke!"



 



 

Well, even LeBron James joined in on the chatter as he joked with a meme saying he paid Caruso’s bail for him.



 

Caruso, 28, played four seasons at Texas A&M before joining the NBA in 2017. He's played his entire four-season career with the Lakers and won a championship with Los Angeles last season. He averaged 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists this season in 58 games. The Lakers were defeated in the first round of the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns. Caruso made news earlier this year when news outlets reported his relationship with girlfriend Abby Brewer. Brewer is working as a Senior Account Executive at The Power Group.