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Trial for Cavaliers' West postponed until July 21

The Canadian Press

4/22/2010 3:54:23 PM

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - The trial of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West on weapons charges has been postponed until July 21.

Authorities say West was carrying two loaded handguns, a loaded shotgun and a Bowie knife while riding a three-wheel motorcycle on the Capital Beltway in Maryland in September. Police say he was pulled over after cutting off an officer.

West's trial already had been postponed from February until April 26. On Tuesday, a judge granted a request by West's lawyer for another postponement.

West is charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a handgun, transporting a handgun, reckless driving and negligent driving.

The charges are misdemeanours. Each weapons count carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.