On the night of Tuesday, Alex Caruso, who plays guard for the Los Angeles Lakers was taken into police custody in Texas. He has been charged with illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Caruso received a booking from the police at Texas’ A&M University. Caruso received a bond worth $3000, shortly after which he was released from custody.
Alex Caruso’s Time At Lakers Is Coming To An End
The mug shots taken of Alex Caruso were posted online. The specific charges against the current Lakers player are also written on the website for jail records in Texas’ Brazos County. He had been allegedly caught with possessing marijuana weighing below two ounces. He also allegedly had drug paraphernalia in his possession at the time of his arrest.
In Texas, possessing marijuana under two ounces is classified as a misdemeanor of B Class. As such, Alex Caruso could have been sent to jail for a maximum of 180 days as well as having to pay a fine worth $2000. Until now, Caruso had to pay a fine worth $552 for the charge of possessing drug paraphernalia. Any more information regarding the incident is yet to be clarified.
In 2016, Alex Caruso had gone undrafted. Following this, he was playing with the South Bay Lakers and the Oklahoma City Blue in the G-League. In 2017, Caruso became the first G-League player to move to the NBA through a contract going two ways. Gradually, he had become a significant role player in the Lakers squad. In 2019, he had signed a new contract for two years.
In 2020, he played a major role in the Lakers’ title-winning stint. He had even started in the sixth game which was the decider. However, 2021 has been a disappointing time. As such, he will become a free agent without restrictions in the coming summer.