SPLENDORA, Texas -- A former NBA player wanted on drug and
weapons charges in Illinois was arrested Thursday when U.S.
marshals stopped him aboard a commercial bus heading out of
Houston, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Arian Keon Clark, 32, who last played for the Utah Jazz and
Phoenix Suns, was scheduled for trial in August 2006 in Vermilion
County in Illinois for possession of marijuana, two counts of
possession of a controlled substance and two counts of firearm
He is also facing charges of driving with a suspended license,
operating an uninsured motor vehicle and DUI.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent
Offenders & Fugitive Task Force got a tip that Clark was in the
Houston area. The next day, they learned that Clark was on a bus
going from Houston to Longview, Texas, said Deputy U.S. Marshal
After marshals stopped the bus in Splendora, about 34 miles
northeast of Houston, Clark was arrested without incident, said
Matus. He was being held in the San Jacinto County Jail on
Thursday. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
Clark, who is from Danville, Ill., was originally drafted by the
Orlando Magic in 1998, but was traded to the Denver Nuggets, where
he played for three years. Clark also played for the Toronto Raptors and the Sacramento Kings.
He played two games for the Jazz before being traded to the
Suns in 2004.