Former Spur Samaki Walker was arrested on drug charges in Arizona apparently for trying to eat marijuana.
Arizona authorities alleged that Walker tried to eat marijuana as a Department of Public Safety officer approached his 2002 Mercedes-Benz late Thursday in Kingman.
Officials said about 10 grams of marijuana was seized from the vehicle along with some prescription drugs and eight bottles of liquid steroids.
Walker, who played with the Spurs from 1999-2001, cooperated with officers at the Mohave County Jail, police said. He told police that he uses steroids to improve his athletic ability because he still plays professional basketball in Syria.
Walker told police the steroids are legal in Syria, but possession is a misdemeanor in Arizona, police told the Review-Journal.
The Woodland Hills, Calif., resident was drafted ninth in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks.
His 10-year NBA career ended in 2006 after stints with the Mavericks, the Lakers, Miami, Washington, Indiana and the Spurs.
He was a member of the Lakers’ 2002 championship team, starting 63 games during the regular season.
Walker was booked on drug charges. Bond was set at $2,000 for his release with a preliminary hearing on August 5.