Head of D.C. Basketball Program Due in Court on Drug Charges

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    Curtis Malone

    A longtime D.C. youth basketball coach is due in court Friday on drug charges.

    Curtis Malone, founder of the powerful D.C. Assault Basketball Program, is facing drug possession charges following a year-long investigation by the Drug Enforcement Invesitgation.

    Malone built a national profile developing young talent and helping them get onto college rosters.

    Back in August, he was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin and cocaine

    Officials also found a .40 caliber handgun at his Upper Marlboro, Md. home, the Washington Post reported.

    Malone was previously convicted of distributing crack cocaine in 1991.