DURHAM, N.C. -- Officers seized a 9mm handgun and ammunition when North Carolina's leading scorer, P.J. Hairston, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge, according to a police report released Friday.
Durham police stopped Hairston Wednesday for a routine license check during which he was arrested. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael says the pistol was found on the ground outside the rented 2013 GMC Yukon during the search. Also seized were three cigars and two plastic baggies containing more than 1 12 ounces of marijuana.
Hairston, 20, and his passengers -- Miykael Lael Israel Faulcon, 20, and Carlos Devone Sanford, 23, both of Durham -- were each charged with possession of less than one-half ounce and released on 1,000 unsecured bonds.
Faulcon is a basketball player at Elizabeth City State University. No occupation was listed for Sanford on the police or arrest reports.
Michael said Hairston was also charged with driving without a license, though that charge wasn't listed in ...