Human trafficking charge dropped against Former UA basketball star Jim Farmer

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UPDATE 11/21/19:

A judge in Tennessee has dropped a human trafficking charge against former NBA player Jim Farmer.

The Dothan Eagle quotes defense lawyer Worrick G. Robinson IV as saying a court dismissed the charge against the one-time University of Alabama standout on Tuesday.

Robinson says the decision came during a preliminary hearing for Farmer.

ORIGINAL STORY: FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WRBL)–Dothan native and former University of Alabama basketball player Jim Farmer has been arrested and charged with trafficking a person for a commercial sex act.

The Dothan Eagle reports the charges against Farmer come after a two-day, undercover human trafficking sting in Tennessee, where Farmer is currently a resident.

According to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report, Farmer was among 16 men arrested following the two day operation. Officials say the focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors. Farmer and the other suspects were booked into the Rutherford County Jail in Tennessee.

Farmer attended Houston Academy and graduated in 1983. He then became a standout at the University of Alabama before being a first round draft choice of the NBA Dallas Mavericks in 1987. He would go on to play in the NBA for the Utah Jazz, Seattle Supersonics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Denver Nuggets.

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