Pot possession charge against Hairston dismissed
Jul. 22, 2013 @ 11:53 AM
A charge of possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana has been dismissed against UNC basketball player Samuel "P.J." Hairston in Durham County Criminal District Court.
The charge was dismissed on Friday by Assistant District Attorney Shamieka L. Rhinehart, even though Hairston was not scheduled to appear in court to face the charge until next month.
The dismissal notice stated that Hairston obtained a drug assessment "and completed the assessment, therefore, the State does not wish to proceed based on these actions."
The charge of driving without a license was also dismissed Friday.
Hairston was driving a rented SUV with two other people in the car on June 6 in Durham, when the vehicle was stopped at a license checkpoint.
Police found 2.1 grams of marijuana inside of the vehicle, and charged Hairston, 20, along with Miykael Lael Israel Faulcon and Carlos Devone Sanford, with possession of marijuana.
Police also found 41 grams of marijuana and a 9 mm gun outside the vehicle, but no one was charged for possessing those two items.
The marijuana possession charges still stand against Faulcon and Sanford, according to court records, and they are both scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 6.