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Joakim Noah Arrested for Marijuana Possession

By Margaret Lyons in News on May 25, 2008 9:45PM

Joakim NoahChicago Bull Joakim Noah was arrested in Gainsville, Florida early this morning for violating an open container law, and police later found a joint in a pack of cigarettes in his pocket. He's facing two misdemeanor charges.

From the Gainesville Sun:

Noah, 23, was spotted by police in the 100 block of South Main Street at about 1:50 am., according to GPD spokeswoman Summer Hallett. Police reported he was carrying what appeared to be clear plastic cup with an iced, amber-colored beverage inside. Noah put the cup down when he saw law enforcement, she said. Police checked the cup and said it smelled like an alcoholic beverage.

Police took Noah to the department's downtown annex. Hallett said while Noah was at the annex, officers reported they found a cannabis cigarette in his pant pocket.

Noah averaged 6.6 points per game in his rookie season with the Bulls.

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