Taurean Prince from Minnesota Timberwolves Arrested for Drug and Gun-Related Charges

According to the police department, Taurean Prince from Minnesota Timberwolves was arrested at Miami International Airport on the night of Thursday.

He got charged for a lapsed registration, and, illegal possession of drugs and guns.


Who is Taurean Prince?

Taurean Prince, born on 22nd March 1994, is of American origin. He is a pro basketball player from the Minnesota Timberwolves of NBA (National Basketball Association).

Taurean Prince’s arrest

Taurean Prince, a player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, reportedly got detention on Thursday night at Miami International Airport.

A traffic stop in Arlington, Texas, in May, led to the acquisition of a warrant for an out-of-state fugitive. Police pulled Taurean over for a traffic stop initially due to a lapsed registration. However, during the search in his car, they discovered two firearms, a THC vape pen, and a marijuana canister.

Taurean Prince

Afterward, he was charged for a lapsed registration and illegally carrying two firearms, a THC vape pen, and a marijuana canister. Then he was taken into custody.

The Timberwolves admitted that they are aware of the Prince’s situation. “We are aware of the alleged report regarding Taurean Prince and are in the process of gathering more information,” Minnesota Timberwolves’ statement given to People.

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What did Taurean Prince’ attorney say?

Prince’s advocate, Kent Schaffer informed People that Prince was unaware of his warrant.

“The only reason we knew was because he was going out of the country for vacation. He was in the [Miami International] Airport and his name came up showing that there was a warrant and they took him into custody,” Schaffer spoke.

Schaffer included, that the e-cigarette had “1/100th of an ounce of THC, which is probably the smallest amount you can have.”

Schaffer claims he “immediately” attempted to contact Fort Worth, Texas, prosecuting attorney but was futile. Friday morning’s court session required Prince to appear.

The unlawful substances were sent to the lab to be put for a test. The outcome of the test was against Prince, hence, a warrant was obtained for Prince and he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 < 1g.

Taurean Prince high school life

Coach Jim Weaver oversaw Taurean’s 3 high school basketball seasons at Earl Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas.

Taurean Prince college life

In his rookie season, Taurean came off the bench for 24 games. Fran Fraschilla regarded him as a serious contender for the Big 12 Player of the Year award in 2015–16.


His professional life

Atlanta Hawks 2016-19: The Utah Jazz selected Taurean with the 12th overall choice in the 2016 NBA Draft on June 23, 2016. Atlanta Hawks on July 7, got his services. It was a part of a three-team agreement that also involved the Indiana Pacers.

The Jazz got George Hill, and the Pacers got Jeff Teague.

Taurean Prince
Taurean Prince (Credit: Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets 2019-21: Brooklyn Nets on July 6, 2019, got Taurean. Besides, a 2021 second-round selection, for Allen Crabbe, Nickeil Alexander-Walker’s draft rights, and a 2020 first-round protected pick.

Cleveland Cavaliers 2021: The Cleveland Cavaliers on January 14, 2021, received aurean and center Jarrett Allen. It was a part of a four-team, multi-player deal that also included the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, and Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn received James Harden.


Minnesota Timberwolves 2021–present: The Minnesota Timberwolves on August 3, 2021, received Taurean. Besides a pick in the second round of the 2022 draft, cash, and Ricky Rubio.

Prince and the Timberwolves expanded their two-year, $16 million contract on June 30, 2022.

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