Lakers guard Alex Caruso arrested for marijuana possession
Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) reacts against the Phoenix Suns during Game 2 of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers guard Alex Caruso arrested in Texas for marijuana possession

Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested and released Tuesday for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to Texas A&M police (h/t ESPN).

Caruso tried to board a flight at around 2 p.m. CT at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas, which is located on Texas A&M property. Security searched his bags and found an herb grinder that contained marijuana.

The 27-year-old was arrested for possession of fewer than two ounces of marijuana and was released after posting bond.

Caruso grew up in Texas and played college basketball for Texas A&M before signing with the Lakers. The 2020 NBA champion is a free agent this offseason. 

Caruso averaged 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game during the 2020-21 campaign while shooting 43.6% from the field and 40.1% from deep. It's unclear if the Lakers have plans to bring him back next season. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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