Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris was held up by the authorities Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport for “suspected marijuana.”
Wash Wizard Markieff Morris detained @ PHL Int. airport today when “suspected marijuana” allegedly found in his bag, per law enforcement
— John Gonzalez (@gonzoCSN) May 26, 2016
Morris was later released and not charged with a crime.
The 26-year-old landed in DC via trade in February.
Per the AP and CSN Philly:
The Wizards said in a statement they “spoke with Markieff earlier today and will continue to gather more details.”
Morris, who was with a party that included his mother, checked a bag for an international trip when “a suspicious item” was found in his suitcase, according to law enforcement.
A secondary search of his bag revealed what law enforcement officials called “suspected marijuana.” Terminal A at Philadelphia International is overseen by Tinicum Township Police in Delaware County, not by the Philadelphia Police Department. Philadelphia airport security notified Tinicum Township Police. Morris was then taken to the Tinicum Township Police precinct for questioning. He was later released on his own recognizance.