Saturday, April 26, 2003 Sonics' Forte arrested on gun and drug charges SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES Sonics reserve guard Joseph Forte was arrested on gun and drug charges after he was stopped for speeding in Abingdon, Md., Thursday afternoon. Forte, 22, was arrested after a trooper smelled marijuana and searched his car, state police said. Containers holding 20.6 grams of marijuana were found, along with a .22-caliber pistol and an ammunition clip, police said. A July 10 trial date was scheduled. Forte spent the season as the 12th man on the Sonics bench. He has one year remaining on a three-year guaranteed contract worth $1.1 million. Messages to Forte and his agent were not returned to the P-I, and the Sonics organization had no comment. The Sonics acquired Forte from Boston last year as a player in the Vin Baker trade. I found this article on the Seattle Post-Intelligence website...oy....Forte in big sh#t...I wonder if they're going to suspend him. But it's in the summer? Oy.