Passenger in PJ Hairston's car gets probationAP , Associated Press
Aug. 6, 2013 11:45 AM ET
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An Elizabeth City State basketball player who was in a rented car with suspended North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston when they were arrested in June has received six months of unsupervised probation.
Miykael Faulcon appeared in Durham County court Tuesday. Judge James T. Hill said that if Faulcon also performs 10 hours of community service and completes a drug assessment program, the charge will be dropped.
Both Faulcon and his mother, Trudy Ransom, declined comment as they left the courtroom.
Faulcon, Hairston and former college basketball player Carlos Sanford were arrested June 5 and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession in Durham. Hairston also was charged with driving without a license.
Authorities dropped both charges against Hairston after he provided proof of his license and completed the assessment program.
Sanford also appeared in court Tuesday, but his appearance was continued until Oct. 29.
That traffic stop was the second time in a month that Hairston had been cited while driving a rental vehicle linked to a convicted felon.
Hairston was cited for speeding in a 2012 Camaro on May 13 in a vehicle that was rented under a woman's name sharing the home address of Haydn Patrick "Fats" Thomas. Thomas' name appears on rental records for the 2013 GMC Yukon that Hairston was driving on the night of his June arrest.
Thomas faces pending drug charges as well as a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon from a December arrest.
Hairston was suspended indefinitely from the team last week after his third traffic citation of the summer. He averaged about 15 points per game last season and opted in April to return to school instead of entering the NBA draft.