NBA player Alex Caruso charged with pot possession | Inquirer Sports

NBA player Alex Caruso charged with pot possession

/ 02:29 PM June 23, 2021
Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers

FILE — Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after being called for a foul during the second half of Game Four of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on May 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP 

Free agent guard Alex Caruso, formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers, was arrested Tuesday in College Station, Texas, on two misdemeanor drug charges.

The Texas A&M Police Department told ESPN that when Caruso went to get on a flight at the local airport, his bags were checked, and an herb grinder containing marijuana was found.


Brazos County (Texas) County jail records show that Caruso, 27, was charged with possessing less than two ounces of marijuana and with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released after paying a total of $4,200 as a cash bond and a $552 fine, per online records.

Caruso, who went to high school in College Station and played for Texas A&M, entered the NBA as an undrafted free agent with the Lakers in 2017-18. This season, he averaged 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 58 games, including six starts.


In four NBA seasons, all with the Lakers, Caruso has averaged 5.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 184 games (19 starts).

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