Alabama Men’s Basketball Transferee Arrested on The Strip Following A-Day Game
Jaykwon Walton, an incoming Alabama Men's Basketball transferee, and a Bessemer man were arrested Saturday night on marijuana charges following the annual A-Day scrimmage game in Tuscaloosa.
According to Stephanie Taylor with the Tuscaloosa Police Department, officers received multiple complaints from residents about a large number of cars parked in the parking lots of apartments located off of The Strip.
Taylor said officers approached an occupied vehicle in the 400 block of Reed Street shortly after 10 p.m. where they smelled marijuana and asked three men to exit the vehicle.
Walton, who was the front-seat passenger, informed an officer that a loaded firearm was located underneath the seat. While retrieving the weapon, the officer found "a rolling tray, a baggie containing approximately 20 grams of marijuana and a half-rolled blunt" in the passenger-side floorboard.
Taylor said officers located two additional loaded weapons, along with another baggie containing 12 grams of marijuana that belonged to the backseat passenger, 21-year-old Kameron Deshawn Harris.
Walton and Harris were both arrested and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.
Possessing a handgun without a permit is no longer illegal in Alabama and no one was charged with any crime related to the firearms.
The men were booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail where they were released after posting a $500 bond. The driver was not charged in the incident.
Walton committed to Alabama in late March after transferring from Wichita State University.
Walton began his career at the University of Georgia before transferring to Shelton State. Walton has not played with the Tide.
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