Report: Multiple Penn State football players face marijuana charges
Four Penn State football players are facing some legal trouble after being charged with marijuana possession on Monday, according to a report from PennLive.com.
According to the report, the four players are freshman linebacker Lance Dixon, redshirt freshman cornerback Daequan Hardy, redshirt freshman running back Terry Smith and freshman cornerback Joseph Johnson III. The Penn State athletic department is aware of the charges against the four student-athletes.
The four were charged after a university police officer smelled marijuana coming form the on-campus apartment they share in August. From PennLive.com’s report:
An officer found a bag of marijuana in Dixon’s room, a “partially smoked marijuana joint” in Hardy’s room, three bags of marijuana in Smith’s room and two bags of marijuana in Johnson’s room, police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause filed Monday.
Each test of the marijuana returned a “presumptive positive result,” police wrote.
After learning of the situation, Penn State’s athletic department released a statement.
“These alleged actions do not reflect the values and standards of our program and will be addressed,” PSU said. “We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”
All four are being charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana,.
Last month, it was reported that three Penn State football players were also facing drug charges.
According to the Centre Daily Times, running back Devyn Ford and offensive linemen Sal Wormley and Caedan Wallace have been charged following an incident that occurred on Aug. 2, in which campus police responded to the trio’s on-campus apartment for a fire alarm. When officers arrived on the scene, they found marijuana on the floor and detected the smell from within the apartment.