Former Jazz first rounder busted with massive amounts of weed

Jose Ortiz faces a minimum of five years in prison if he's found guilty. (AP)

JOSE ORTIZ

Former NBA player Jose Ortiz has been arrested in Puerto Rico after police found 218 marijuana plants and 40 rounds of ammunition for an assault rifle in his house.

Ortiz was one of the best basketball players in the history of Puerto Rico. After starring at Oregon State, he was a first round pick by the Utah Jazz in 1988. Ortiz played two seasons with the Jazz then 14 years internationally. He was a member of the Puerto Rican national team for twenty years, playing in four Olympics.

Though not much of an NBA player, Ortiz has been referred to as an “icon” in various news reports from Puerrto Rico regarding his arrest. Ortiz is so revedred in Puerto Rico that he had been considering a career in politics.

ORTIZ’S POT

ORTIZ’S BULLETS

 

AT LEAST HE WROTE EVERYTHING DOWN

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