Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports:

Drug- and pellet gun-possession charges against Charlotte Bobcats forward Dante Cunningham were dropped Tuesday, regarding an April traffic stop in a Philadelphia suburb.

After those charges were withdrawn, Cunningham paid a $225 fine to resolve additional charges of unsafe equipment on his car and a noise violation.

In a brief statement to the Observer on Tuesday, Cunningham’s attorney, Theodore Simon, emphasized the drug and gun charges were “unequivocally withdrawn” and the equipment and noise violations “are not criminal offenses.”

Mike Mattson, a spokesman for the Delaware County district attorney’s office, said the arresting officer and presiding judge signed off on withdrawing the three charges against Cunningham.