TEL AVIV (Mar. 25)
Aulcie Perry, one of Israel’s leading and most popular basketball stars, has been charged in a Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court with possession and use of dangerous drugs. Perry is also scheduled to testify in the case of Yitzhak Kotlovsky of Bnei Brak who has been charged with supplying Perry with seven doses of heroine on three separate occasions in February.
Although Kotlovsky is charged with buying heroine and supplying it to friends free of charge, the charges against Perry mention sums of money paid, including a doll worth 92 Swiss Francs Perry brought back from Switzerland while returning from a basketball match in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
Perry did not attend last night’s scheduled practice and has declined to comment on the charges. Maccabi Tel Aviv’s management also declined comment but noted that Perry has not yet made known his plans for next season.
The 31-year-old Perry, a Black American player, came to Israel from the United States 10 years ago, converted to Judaism and married a local fashion model. He has been one of the mainstays of the Israel — and twice European — champion Maccabi Tel Aviv team.