UNION COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Panthers wide receiver Shi Smith was arrested Friday.
Union County Sheriff’s Office officials say that Smith was pulled over shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday on US Highway 176.
When the deputy approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana. Smith was ultimately arrested and charged for speeding, 86 mph in a 55 mph zone, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and unlawful carrying of a handgun.
Smith was given a cash surety body and must attend his first court appearance on June 14 in Union County.
He is currently in the Union County Detention Center.
The Panthers picked up the Union, S.C. native as a sixth-round choice in the 2021 NFL Draft. The team tells 7NEWS Sports that they are aware of the situation, that it is a pending legal matter and that they have no further comment at this time.
Smith played for the University of South Carolina from 2017-2020 prior to being drafted.
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