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


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.

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