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NBA’s Amir Coffey Faces Misdemeanor Charges After Loaded Gun Found in Car

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Amir Coffey has been charged with two misdemeanors after an arrest in July when police discovered a loaded firearm in his car.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has filed charges of carrying a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed firearm against the 26-year-old player.

In July, Coffey was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over in Hollywood around 2:30 am, following an alleged smell of marijuana by officers. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded gun, which Coffey reportedly claimed ownership of. He was subsequently arrested for misdemeanor firearm possession.

Coffey was booked into Los Angeles County jail at approximately 5 am and later released on his own recognizance.

Another passenger in the car received a citation for marijuana possession in a moving vehicle, according to police records.

The Los Angeles Clippers organization stated, ‘We’re aware of a legal situation involving Amir Coffey and are looking into it,’ in an email to DailyMail.com at the time.

Coffey is expected to appear in court later in September to address the charges. For a first-time offender, the potential penalties include up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Amir Coffey, who went undrafted out of Minnesota, signed a two-way deal with the Clippers in 2019. He has since moved between the NBA club and its G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers. Last season, he averaged 3.4 points in 50 NBA appearances.

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