Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley is in trouble over marijuana–again. The 22-year-old Beasley was ticketed for speeding and marijuana possession on June 26 in Minnetonka, a Minneapolis suburb. According to reports, the Suitland, Md. native was stopped after an officer clocked him going 84 mph in a 65 mph zone along Interstate 394.

After the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana in Beasley’s car, a search found 16.2 grams of cannibis in a plastic bag under the passenger seat. Beasley denied possession, pleading that the package belonged to a friend whom he had just dropped off.

According to Minnesota law, the charge carries a $128 fine but the ramifications from the NBA, once the labor dispute resolves, could be even harsher for the fourth year player.

As a member of the Miami Heat, Beasley violated the substance abuse policy twice after being drafted by the club in 2009 as the No. 2 overall pick. His off-the-court problems, coupled with his immaturity as a professional and a move to acquire forwards LeBron James and Chris Bosh, led to the Heat trading him to Minnesota last summer. Beasley enjoyed a quiet but successful season, averaging a career-high 19.2 points per game.

Minnesota drafted combo forward Derrick Williams two weeks ago in the 2011 NBA Draft. Although Williams plays the same position as Beasley, club president David Kahn had made it a priority to emphasize he was enticed with pairing the two together. But after his latest marijuana incident, that may be all the push the team needs to move the troubled youngster.