Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 1:05 pm  |  42 responses

Wilson Chandler Busted for Weed

The Knick forward was arrested last night when the police found a whole bunch of the sticky-icky in his car. The NY Daily News reports, but not before they snitched on Chandler to his granny first: “Knicks forward Wilson Chandler was busted in Queens last night with a joint and five bags of pot, police sources Wednesday. The tattooed-covered rising star was pulled over in his 2010 Mercedes-Benz was on 94th Ave. and 213th St. at 11:30 p.m. for driving with his headlights off. ‘When they approached the vehicle, they smelled…and observed smoke,’ a source said of the arresting officers. They found the pot in the trunk, sources said. Chandler, who had a 22-year-old passenger, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of marijuana. He was given a desk appearance ticket. Word of Chandler’s arrest stunned and angered his grandmother, 76-year-old Olivia Chandler of Benton Harbor, Mich. ‘I don’t know about pot in his car, I ain’t heard nothing from him yet,’ she said. ‘I didn’t raise him to smoke pot.’ Asked about Chandler’s recent state of mind, the grandma said ‘he just had surgery.”‘

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    They smelled pot and saw smoke, but only found weed in the trunk?
    He was driving with his headlights off?
    His tattoos were somehow related to this story?
    A “whole bunch of sticky icky?”

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Dude, do that at home no while you drive moron…better yet, save yourself all sorfs of trouble and don’t smoke it at all. What a tool.

  • NDP

    It’s the OFFSEASON. The entire league is getting high.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    no = not and sorfs = sorts

  • onions baby onions

    ya, as allenp brought up, the reporting of this story was slightly wack

  • dsleepy

    how did they search his trunk? this can’t be done without a warrant unless he voluntarily opened it, which would be dumb of him.

  • http://slamonline.com Adam Fleischer

    “And I know my rights, so you gon’ need a warrant for that…”

  • Arek

    actually they can search the trunk if they have probable cause

  • Drew

    This fool is stupid. All Mercedes Benz vehicles have automatic headlights. All he had to do was turn the dial to automatic and he would’ve never had this problem. As soon as it got dark the headlights would’ve turned on AUTOMATICALLY!! STUPID STUPID A** MOTHERF*CKER!!

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    I wonder if he was holding for Josh Howard. This might also explain his fall off at the end of the season. Injury…pssh, had to get high.

  • MF

    Im sure he had some good tho too bad it went to waste

  • ClydeSays

    He had better not go home for awhile. His grandma sounds like she’s gonna beat the tattoos off of him.

    “Word of Chandler’s arrest stunned and angered his grandmother, 76-year-old Olivia Chandler of Benton Harbor, Mich. ‘I don’t know about pot in his car, I ain’t heard nothing from him yet,’ she said. ‘I didn’t raise him to smoke pot.’”

  • slamfan4life

    Can’t blame him, he plays on the KNICKS people c’mon!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    DAMN! First Rod Strick and now this? What’s going on with my DePaul alumni this month? And poor Chandler might not wanna go back home to Benton Harbor for a while, either…

  • http://albayanos.com LeoneL

    Any jokes about passing to his left? Lighting up his defender?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    None of y’all stopped to wonder “Is this true?”
    Not whether there was weed in the trunk, let’s take that on faith.
    But, given the NYPD history and all of the recent reports about racial profiling and citation quotas in the department, nobody wondered in maybe Chandler wasn’t getting high, and wasn’t driving without his headlights?
    Maybe, and this is just a thought, maybe he got stopped because he was a young black man with multiple tattoos driving a luxury vehicle at night?
    And “probable cause” for the search was manufactured.
    I mean, all you cats who smoke weed know that a serious smoker is not going to be letting the smoke OUT of the car since that affects the high. And everybody with a brain knows that it’s damn hard to see somebody smoking, yet only find weed in the trunk. That’s freaking magical.

  • http://twitter.com/missu Missu

    Grandma. Is. Pissed. I think he has to worry about her more than the cops/judges/defense attorney …

    and @slamfan4life you leave my Knicks alone :-p

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Allenp – your automatic response isn’t “is that true?” either…yours is “there is no way that is true”. How is that any more or less educated than anyone elses assumptions?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    One more perk for Lebron to become a Knick: Chandler knows where the good stuff is at.

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    U ppl are dumb, read the story. They had some in the console, it was really smoky, they proly just finished, hence the no headlights. Hes stupid for having it in 5 bags, if he was a reg person they would charge him with intent to distribute. Also, if a cop can see thru tinted windows at distance, at night, to see its a black man with tats, then thats simply amazing. And as far as hotboxing affecting ur high, well thats a rookie theory. Sure it has an extremely minimal affect, but hotboxing is mostly for the fun of a smokefilld car. So much misinformation. He should not have been driving with it, and if u must just have what ur gonna smoke, dont have 5 bags in the trunk, and turn on ur lights!

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    This is for lang, WRATH OF BONG!

  • Noel

    You could almost make a “The More You Know” PSA out of Tarzan’s post. If you hold the smoke in your lungs for 4 or 5 seconds before exhaling then pretty much all of the THC will be absorbed out it, so the exhaled smoke won’t increase your high. Yeah, don’t smoke while driving a Benz around Queens while black. Sorry. Unless you just don’t give a fugg!

  • Scottie Pimpin

    people with this much money should never get caught smoking ganja.

    if i had that cash, id have a driver and a suitcase of weed on my lap not the trunk.


  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    Also, this reminds me of delontes kfc drive thru rap. EXTRA HOT SAUCE IN THE BAG! btw, has there ever been a player to do so many crazy and illegal things as delonte and not get in real trouble

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Nah, my automatic response is “How the hell do you see smoke and see him smoking weed, but only recover weed from the trunk?”
    Given the fact that I regularly read police reports, I know that typically if officers see somebody smoking when they pull them over they recover some sort of joint, roach or even marijuana paraphernalia on that person. They don’t see and smell smoke and not find anything.
    Now, the police could have found all of that on Chandler and then found a bigger stash when they searched his trunk. But, this article, and the Post article which I read, didn’t say that. They said that the officers smelled and saw weed, but only found it in the trunk.
    That’s why I said this makes no sense.
    And, since I also am privy to information on how traffic stops are conducted, and I’ve studied who gets stopped and searched most frequently, I have my own opinions on why Chandler was stopped.

  • Loqui

    “The tattooed-covered rising star…”
    Gotta love the New York media.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Which story did you read about the console? And the tinted windows? The story linked above, and the story I read in the New York Post, didn’t say any of those things.
    Matter of fact, this entire story is based on a “source” not an arrest report and not an incident report. What’s up with that?

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    So is there any way that demographics of specific areas play any role in who gets stopped where, or are you just say “oh more African Americans get stopped therefore it is racism”? There are alot of factors you’re leaving out…it seems like you’re examining one statistic without taking others into consideration.

  • Noel

    Allen, it says they found a joint and bags of weed, and the bags of weed were in the trunk. It doesn’t say where the joint was; that could have been in the cabin. It sounds to me like they were in the process of smoking said joint, and got stopped for not having lights on. Then as the cop approached the car, Chandler rolled down his window at some point and the officer smelled and saw smoke. At this point the officer went in to super dick mode/did his job and found the weed and got them to admit to having been smoking, as the NYPD spokesman is quoted as saying.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    That could be a reasonable assumption on the joint. I don’t know, but that’s a reasonable explanation. The story isn’t totally clear.
    And, it wasn’t an NYPD spokesman, it was an anonymous source. Now, maybe this source tipped off the reporter early, but I would think that an incident report or arrest report would have been available, not just an anonymous source.
    Read the New York Times recent story on the results of its examiniation of the NYPD’s use of the stop and frisk law. Just Google NY Times and stop and frisk.
    That’s just one example there are hundreds of other examples and lawsuits. Just do a little searching on your own, don’t take my word for it.

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    Allenp, in the nbadotcom article, queens da says one bag was found in console, five others in the trunk. And in all reports a joint was found as well. Id think that was found in the ashtray. Based on reports of lots of smoke, seems like they put it out as lights and sirens came on. And im assuming on the tint, safe assumption tho id say

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    “The tattooed-covered rising star was pulled over in his 2010 Mercedes-Benz was on 94th Ave. and 213th St.”
    What the hell do tattoos have to do with this story at ALL? Why not tell us about the f*cking diamond stud in his ear, or the baggy pants hanging off his @ss, or the platinum Rolex, because you know, all black men like a little bling bling?
    Stupid story, and that sentence wasn’t even grammatically correct.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    That being said, there isn’t much you can complain about with what happened… The bottom line is, they found weed in his car. Five bags of it. Really poor decision-making on Wil Chandler’s part.

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    Allenp, I dont know how quickly incident reports are available to the public. This just happened at midnight

  • ScottyMac

    Wilson is a stand up guy. I have played against him in Da Harbor. As someone else stated the whole leauge is getting high, not to mention half the nation. Yes it was dumb to smoke with bags in the trunk. Just roll around with one doobie so you can just eat it if you get pulled over. But let’s all face the facts—It should be legal. A little weed should be the least of any cops worries. Unfortunately cops get there little pp’s hard when they can bust someone with a little smoke. Get a life and go bust a real criminal. Next time Wilson just smoke at ur crib, then go cruising.

  • chazz michael michaels

    do not ever smoke and drive… 90% of the people i see that have been busted for mary jane were stopped in a vehicle related incident. Stay at home and smoke!

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    In wilsons honor, im gonna go home and twist a fat wine sweet

  • The Philosopher

    Through the middle of broad way of the city: also, on either side of the river was the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop. AND THE LEAVES OF THE TREE WERE FOR THE HEALING AND THE RESTORATION OF THE NATIONS.

  • RunningBrave

    This just in: Portland TrailBLAZERS want to sign Wilson Chandler plus Sheed, Damon Stoudamire. HAHAHA!

  • A l a n

    alcohol is legal, but take 2 bottles of whisky and you die
    aspirins are legal, but take 15 and you won’t have any more headaches
    guns are legal, but their only purpose is killing people
    wed is illegal because it makes you feel sleepy and hungry
    yeah, so dangerous… luckily we got the police…

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com Hoopistani

    what the hell does him being ‘tattoo-covered’ have to do with anything?

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    WARNING: THE SURGEON GENERAL WARNS, CIGARETTE SMOKING IS DANGEROUS, A HAZARD TO YOUR HEALTH. Does that mean anything to you? …..He maketh the grass to grow for animals, jah made the herb for man, he made the herb for man…….herb and music is the healing of the nation…….. Herb is to motivate inspiration within the mind of man, seen?……….its good for the flu, its good for asthma, it cures glaucoma, etc. ……….. Legalize it and I mon will advertize it