Klay Thompson had a busy night on Thursday in Pullman. Thompson scored 22 points in the Washington State Cougars' 85-77 win over the USC Trojans, then was promptly arrested for marijuana possession a short time later. Thompson was pulled over in Pullman, officers found marijuana in the car and Thompson was arrested, cited and released for marijuana possession.
The report comes from KOMO News, which added a search of the car, after a search warrant was issued, turned up marijuana.
Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant said Thompson was pulled over about 10:56 p.m. on College Hill because a headlight on his SUV was out.
Tennant said the officer smelled marijuana and Thompson was the only one in the vehicle, but the WSU junior denied having any drugs.
There's no word on what kind of punishment Thompson faces, but the Cougars had strung together two wins, one over the Washington Huskies, to put themselves back on the NCAA tournament bubble, making the timing of his arrest even worse.
Thompson is the second WSU basketball player to be arrested for marijuana possession, joining Reggie Moore. Moore, the starting point guard for the Cougars, was cited for marijuana possession in December after a search of his unoccupied room yielded a marijuana pipe and the substance.
The Cougs take on the UCLA Bruins this Saturday at Friel Court in Pullman. Stay with our StoryStream for more on the situation as it develops. For more on Thompson and the Cougars, check out SB Nation's CougCenter.