Former Georgia Tech and NBA Player Arrested

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former NBA player and Georgia Institute of Technology basketball star Javaris Crittenton was arrested after a drug sting in Atlanta Wednesday morning.

Crittenton was previously ordered to be on a 12-hour curfew while waiting for his murder trial to begin.

It is believed that Crittenton and others have been selling large amounts of cocaine and marijuana during an investigation that began back in June of 2012.  He has been connected to narcotics trafficking in Atlanta and faces felony drug charges, including possession.

He was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and is being held in the Fulton County Jail.

The former NBA player with the Los Angeles Lakers has been accused of killing a 22 year-old Atlanta mother of four children on August 19, 2011.

Prosecutors say Crittenton shot Julian Jones, but he says he was aiming for someone he thought had robbed him.  Police think he was trying to get revenge on a rival gang member after they discovered Crittenton had joined a gang in LA after going into the NBA.

While awaiting trial, Crittenton was given a curfew after he was allegedly attempting to intimidate the Fulton assistant DA that was prosecuting his upcoming murder trial.

Since the new drug charges violate the terms of his bond, Crittenton's bond on the murder charge has been revoked. He will remain in jail on both charges at least until his next court appearance on February 14th.

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