LeBron James-Stamped Heroin Lands Philly Drug Dealer in Jail
The NBA Superstar Did Not Endorse This Use of His Name
A heroin just for NBA fans? We doubt the entrepreneur who was selling LeBron James heroin had that specific a marketing plan in mind, but it's a moot point now, because said heroin slinger is in jail.
Police in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania -- near Philadelphia -- arrested a "major heroin dealer" named Marlon Guess, when Guess sold 140 bags of heroin with LeBron James' name and a graphic of a basketball player stamped on it to an undercover police officer, Philly.com reports.
The 19-year-old dealer sold 140 bags of LeBron-branded heroin for $750, and is now in the slammer on a $250,000 cash bond.
(Editorial note: $750 for 140 bags of heroin?! Admittedly, our knowledge of the heroin game is, well, non-existent, but $750 for 140 bags doesn't seem like the kind of money we would have assumed "major heroin dealers" were making. Huh.)
As for the connection of the LeBron James-stamped heroin to the Miami Heat superstar, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood stated the obvious.
"I don't think LeBron James would be too happy with this drug-dealer dude using his name on these street bags," Chitwood told Philly.com.
Fortunately, Guess was apparently as bad at the escaping arrest portion of his business as he was at pricing his product and spotting undercover cops; Chitwood said he hit a police cruiser and a parked car while trying to flee in a rental car, and then, once taken into police custody, he was "a real wise-ass."
"He told the officers, 'Man, I know the drill. I ain't talking. I'll be out on bail tomorrow morning,': Chitwood told Philly.com. "Well, he got whacked with $250,000 cash bail, so he's not getting out too soon."