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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Porter Jr. was involved in a single vehicle collision in Ohio early on Sunday morning.

In a case of what appears to be driver fatigue, Porter veered off the side of the road and overturned his vehicle, reports USA Today.

While he was uninjured in the crash, his trouble didn’t stop there.

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Responding officers recovered a handgun and cannabis at the scene, charging the 20-year-old with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony offence. Additionally, Porter was charged with failure to control and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanours.

“Mr. Porter was issued a summons for a petty offence and released,” Porter’s attorney told USA Today in a statement. “We are gathering information and will have further comment at a later point,” the lawyer added.

The Cavaliers reported the team is aware of the ongoing matter and is “in the process of gathering information.”

In a statement, the team noted: “We have spoken with Kevin and will continue to address this privately with him as the related process evolves.”

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly after 2 a.m. on Interstate 76 in Mahoning County, Ohio. Porter was booked into county jail and later released on US$4,000 bond.

Medical cannabis sales began in Ohio last year, but recreational cannabis remains illegal.

Porter, who grew up in Seattle, averaged 10 points a game in his rookie season with the Cavs.

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