Former New York basketball phenomenon Sebastian Telfair was caught early Sunday morning in Brooklyn with a trunk full of contraband. 

The 32-year-old was arrested with another man, Jami Thomas, 18, in Bed-Stuy around 2.50am with a bulletproof vest and small arsenal of weapons during a routine traffic stop, police told the New York Post. 

Authorities found three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and the ballistic vest in the vehicle.

Former New York basketball phenomenon Sebastian Telfair (pictured while he played for Oklahoma City) was caught early Sunday morning in Brooklyn with a trunk full of contraband

Former New York basketball phenomenon Sebastian Telfair (pictured while he played for Oklahoma City) was caught early Sunday morning in Brooklyn with a trunk full of contraband

Former New York basketball phenomenon Sebastian Telfair (pictured while he played for Oklahoma City) was caught early Sunday morning in Brooklyn with a trunk full of contraband

Authorities found three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and the ballistic vest in the vehicle

Authorities found three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and the ballistic vest in the vehicle

Authorities found three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and the ballistic vest in the vehicle

Telfair was pulled over driving through the Brooklyn neighborhood in a Ford F-150 pickup truck because the headlights were not turned on. 

Telfair, a Brooklyn native, was once one of the most highly-prized players in the county before being drafted and playing for eight different teams during his 12-year career

Telfair, a Brooklyn native, was once one of the most highly-prized players in the county before being drafted and playing for eight different teams during his 12-year career

Telfair, a Brooklyn native, was once one of the most highly-prized players in the county before being drafted and playing for eight different teams during his 12-year career

Just before the incident, the pair drew the offices’ attention parked illegally on a median on Atlantic Avenue near Classon Street. 

When first pulled over, police smelled what they believed to be marijuana before spotting a burning joint inside the truck, according to the Post. 

Police then asked Telfair and Thomas to step outside the vehicle and put them under arrest before conducting a more thorough search of the car. 

After doing so, officers discovered two bags of marijuana and the gun collection, including a SIG MPX Pistol, a Ruger LC9s, and a Springfield Armory XD9 Mod 2 Pistol, reported the Post. 

Telfair has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle equipment violation, according to police.

Thomas was in the passenger’s seat, and was hit with controlled substance and gun possession-related charges.

Telfair, a Brooklyn native, was once one of the most highly-prized players in the county during his years playing at Lincoln High School. 

He chose to skip out on college, instead making a direct leap to the NBA in 2004, reported the Post. He was drafted 13th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers, and played for eight different teams during his 12-year career. 

The talented point guard eventually fizzled out though, and recently made the leap to China. 

Telfair was pulled over driving through the Brooklyn neighborhood in a Ford F-150 pickup truck because the headlights were not turned on. Just before the incident, the pair drew the offices' attention parked illegally on a median on Atlantic Avenue near Classon Street (pictured)

Telfair was pulled over driving through the Brooklyn neighborhood in a Ford F-150 pickup truck because the headlights were not turned on. Just before the incident, the pair drew the offices' attention parked illegally on a median on Atlantic Avenue near Classon Street (pictured)

Telfair was pulled over driving through the Brooklyn neighborhood in a Ford F-150 pickup truck because the headlights were not turned on. Just before the incident, the pair drew the offices’ attention parked illegally on a median on Atlantic Avenue near Classon Street (pictured)

The arrest is not the fist time Telfair has had run-ins with law enforcement. In 2007 he was arrested on a gun charge during another routine traffic stop when speeding on the Bronx River Parkway with a suspended license.

That time, officers found a .45 caliber handgun under the passenger seat of the vehicle he was driving, reported the Post. 

He pleaded guilty a year later and got three years of probation.  

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