Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was arrested Thursday in Miami on an out-of-state fugitive warrant stemming from a traffic stop in Texas in May, according to a statement from police. ‘Arlington.
Prince was arrested in Dallas because of an expired registration. Police said they found two handguns, a vape pen containing THC and a canister of marijuana inside Prince’s car.
Prince was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Arlington police say test results on the vape pen came back recently, which is why Prince’s arrest warrant took three months to complete.
Prince was eventually arrested at Miami International Airport and taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Facility Thursday night, inmate records show. He got bail on Friday.
Kent Schaffer, Prince’s attorney, told People Magazine that “apparently in the last week and a half they’ve issued a warrant for his arrest because they recovered 1/100th of an ounce of THC, which is probably the smallest amount you can have”.
In a statement Thursday, the Timberwolves said they are aware of the situation and gathering more information.
The team signed Prince to a two-year, $16 million contract extension in June.
Last season, Prince established himself as a solid rotation player — on a Timberwolves team that returned to the Western Conference playoffs — averaging 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 17 minutes. .