Charges against PJ Hairston dismissed: report

PJ Hairston

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — All charges that were filed against P.J. Hairston following the UNC Chapel Hill basketball player’s arrest last month have been dismissed, according to Inside Carolina.

The 20-year-old shooting guard was arrested June 5 after police stopped a rented 2013 GMC Yukon he was driving at a license checkpoint in Durham. Police said 43.2 grams of marijuana and a handgun were found during the traffic stop. The gun was found outside the vehicle, they said.

Hairston was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving without a license. Two other people, identified as Miykael Faulcon and Carlos Sanford, were riding in the SUV with Hairston. They were also charged with possession of marijuana.

Inside Carolina reports a Durham court clerk confirmed Monday the charges against Hairston were dismissed on Friday.

Citing court records, Inside Carolina reports the state decided not to proceed with the charges following Hairston’s completion of a “drug assessment” and his providing of a current driver’s license.

Last week, coach Roy Williams issued a statement saying there would “be serious consequences” as a result of Hairston’s arrest.

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