NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested for having a “significant” amount of marijuana in his backpack at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport on Saturday… TMZ Sports has learned.
According to the police report, officers responded to a possible call for drug violations around 2:40 p.m.… after TSA screeners found a plastic bag filled with a “green leaf substance” in Shumpert’s bag, which he admitted was weed.
Police say the substance weighed 6.12 grams and tested positive for marijuana using a mobile test.
The report adds that 32-year-old Shumpert — who was due to board a Delta plane for Los Angeles at 3 p.m. — expressed concern about missing his trip to visit his daughter…making of that flight, as he was placed under arrest for marijuana possession.
The report says the 2016 NBA champion was then handcuffed and transported to the airport jail without incident.
The charge is classified as a “state prison felony”…meaning Shumpert could face up to two years behind bars and a $10K fine, if convicted.
Police also allege that Shumpert — who also won season 30 of “Dancing With The Stars” — had a Glock magazine and 14 9mm bullets in his bag… even though he didn’t have a gun.
Shumpert last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21… and has also qualified for the Knicks, Cavaliers, Kings and Rockets throughout his decade-long career. He averages 7.2 points per game in his career.