Reed arrested, charged with marijuana possession

Updated: September 5, 2007, 5:28 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. -- Houston Rockets swingman Justin Reed was released from jail Wednesday after his arrest on a marijuana charge.

Reed was arrested Tuesday night in Jackson. He posted $500 bond early Wednesday and was released from the Hinds County jail, said Capt. Ken Magee of the Hinds County Sheriff's Department.

Reed was charged with misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, which carries a fine from $100 to $250. No date has been set for his appearance in Hinds County court.

In June, Reed and point guard Mike James were traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Rockets in a deal that sent Juwan Howard to Minnesota.

Reed, who played at Mississippi, averaged 2.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 41 games last season for the Timberwolves.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press