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Markieff Morris detained at airport for “suspected marijuana” in bag

Washington Wizard’s forward Markieff Morris has been detained at the Philadelphia International on Thursday afternoon for a problem with an item in his suitcase but has been released immediately.

According to CSN Philadelphia, Morris was with his mother when he put his bags for a check for an international trip when law enforcement saw a “suspicious item” in his suitcase. A second search was made by the officials, and a “suspected marijuana,” according to the personnel, was found.

Morris was brought to them and questioned at Tinicum Township Police precinct and was released. A Tinicum Township police spokesman said that investigations are still ongoing.

The Washington Wizards said in their statement that they have already talked to Markieff and will be continuing to gather more details.

Morris lawyer has not given any comments yet.

Morris left Phoenix Suns and joined the Washington Wizards just minutes before the trading deadline last February 18. He has played 27 games for the team and started 21 games.

Morris and his twin brother Marcus Morris who is currently playing for Detroit Pistons have been charged with felony aggravated assault last January for being involved in an assault to 36-year-old Erik Hood at the Nina Mason Pulliam Recreation Center.

Hood claimed that he knew the Morris brothers since high school and mentored them through college, but the Morris brothers denied that they knew Hood and were involved in the assault.

According to the police, Hood was assaulted after sending an “inappropriate” text to the Morris brothers’ mother.

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