Ex-NBA player Blount to be sentenced in drug case
HAMILTON, Ohio — Former NBA player and University of Cincinnati basketball star Corie Blount will be sentenced on marijuana charges that could put him in prison up to 10 years.
Wednesday’s sentencing in Ohio’s Butler County comes more than a month after the 40-year-old Blount pleaded guilty to two felony possession counts. As part of a plea bargain, prosecutors dropped two trafficking charges.
Blount was arrested Dec. 4 after sheriff’s deputies intercepted 11 pounds of marijuana sent to him at a relative’s house. Investigators said they found another 18 pounds in a subsequent search of Blount’s home.
Blount was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Bulls in 1993 and played for several other teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, during an 11-year NBA career.