Ex-NBA Player Javaris Crittenton Indicted On Drug Charges

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Former first-round NBA draft pick, Javaris Crittenton, has made headlines in the past few years for murder and gang activity charges, and now, he’s been named in an indictment for drug trafficking.

According ESPN.com, he’s among 14 people named in the indictment that was brought forth from an investigation conducted by the federal DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency). A source said Crittenton conspired to deal cocaine and marijuana in the months before he was indicted for his alleged role in an August 2011 Atlanta murder.

Agents visited his home early Wednesday morning (Jan. 15), arrested Crittenton and booked him into the Fulton County Jail.

While it’s unclear how long he was allegedly dealing cocaine and marijuana, he’s in a heap of other trouble as wel.

Crittenton was indicted in April 2013, alongside his cousin Douglas Gamble, for the murder of 22-year-old mother Julian Jones. The 12-count indictment also accused the two of participating in a criminal street gang and linked both to a second shooting in Atlanta that occurred five days before Jones’ death.

Court docs say both August 2011 shootings were in retaliation for a robbery committed against Crittenton and his cousin in April of that same year. They were held up at gunpoint by two men outside a southwest Atlanta barbershop and robbed of more than $55,000 worth of personal items and jewelry.

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