Report: Penn State CB charged with misdemeanor drug possession
A Penn State cornerback faces some legal troubles that stem from a traffic stop that occurred in February.
WJAC-TV reported on Friday that sophomore corner Maquis Wilson faces charges for possession of small amounts of marijuana and for use of drug paraphernalia. According to the report, university police conducted a traffic stop on Feb. 29 after an odor of marijuana was detected from the car.
During the stop, police observed that Wilson had red, glassy eyes and again detected the scent of marijuana on his breath. Police also located a “pink tinted plastic pill bottle containing marijuana” inside the vehicle during a search.
Penn State released a statement on the situation.
“We are aware of the charges against Marquis Wilson. His status with the program has not changed,” the statement said. “However, these alleged actions do not reflect the values and standards of our program and the matter was referred to the University’s student conduct process. We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”
Wilson has a preliminary court hearing scheduled for Aug. 26.
Wilson appeared in 10 games for the Nittany Lions last season at cornerback. He did it all for Penn State in his freshman season, totaling 18 tackles, forcing three fumbles, breaking up two passes, intercepting two more and recovering a fumble.