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Former UNC Star Wallace Agrees To Drug Counseling

Posted April 1, 2003

— Portland forward Rasheed Wallace, a former North Carolina player, agreed Monday to attend drug counseling, pay a $650 fine and stay out of legal trouble for the next six months to have marijuana charges against him dropped.

Wallace and teammate Damon Stoudamire were passengers in a vehicle that was stopped for speeding on Nov. 22 on a highway outside Chehalis, following a game against Seattle. A search of the vehicle turned up a small amount of marijuana, police said.

Stoudamire, Wallace and driver Ed Smith of Portland were cited and released. All three pleaded innocent to the charges, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and three months in jail.

Stoudamire previously agreed to attend drug and alcohol counseling and stay out of legal trouble for the next year to have misdemeanor charges against him dropped. Smith agreed to the same terms.

Wallace's hearing came later because he had not yet completed a drug evaluation survey.

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