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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ex-NBA player Charles Shackleford arrested for selling prescription medication

Per a million places, but arbitrarily taken from ENCToday.com, former NBA big man Charles Shackleford has been arrested in an undercover drug operation that saw him trying to sell 150 pills to the rozzers.

Charles Shackleford is in trouble with the law for the second time in six months.

Shackleford, a former Kinston High School, NCSU and NBA basketball player, was arrested by the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday after he allegedly sold 150 prescription pills to an undercover officer.

The incident took place in the vicinity of Fairgrounds Road and N.C. 11/55 in Kinston. The 6-foot, 11-inch Shackleford was transported, processed and taken before a Lenoir County magistrate, who ordered the 44-year-old to be held in the Lenoir County Jail under a $30,000 secured bond.

Shackleford’s first court appearance is scheduled for Monday morning.

The article goes on to describe an arrest of Shackleford's from earlier thus year, in a bizarre care involving identity theft and ex-NBA player Jayson Williams. Before that, Shackle was arrested in 2006 for drug and weapon possession, pleading guilty to the weapons charge in exchange for the drugs charges being dropped. His retirement from basketball has not gone well.

Nonetheless, Shackleford is perhaps most known for a quote that is a mainstay in the ShamSports.com quote archive:

"Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious."

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