Scottsdale police arrested Phoenix Suns’ forward Michael Beasley on suspicion of having drugs on Tuesday.
Following a routine traffic stop, police found three cigarettes believed to contain marijuana in Beasley's vehicle, after a smell drifting from the car aroused suspicion.
Beasley was released pending the results of lab tests, the outcome of which will decide whether or not the police engage in court proceedings.
The 6ft 10in 24-year-old, who has a history that includes other incidents with marijuana, signed for the Suns' on a three-year $18million contract last year, but endured a terrible season.
Beasley has admitted to having attended a treatment clinic during his time with Miami, after being caught with marijuana and twice violating the NBA's strict no-drug policy.
When Beasley signed for Phoneix he had vowed that his problems with paraphernalia were well and truly behind him.
At a conference announcing his arrival with the Suns, Beasley said: "I realise 10 minutes of feeling good is not really worth putting my life and my career and my legacy in jeopardy.
“So I'm confident to say that that part of my career, that part of my life, is over and won't be coming back."
Beasley was the second overall pick in the NBA draft back in 2008, with the former Kansas State star playing for the Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves before joining Phoenix last summer.
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