Report: Trio of Penn State football players facing drug charges
Three Penn State football players are facing drug charges after police officers at the university say the found marijuana and LSD in a campus apartment.
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.
All three players completed their freshman season at Penn State in 2019.
Police located marijuana, a grinder and two tabs of LSD in Ford’s room. They also discovered marijuana in Wormley’s room and a glass pipe with marijuana residue. Ford has been charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
The Centre Daily Times also reports that Wormley was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Wallace was charged with one misdemeanor count of drug paraphernalia.
“These alleged actions do not reflect the values and standards of our program and will be addressed,” the Penn State athletic department said in a statement. “We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”
All three have a scheduled preliminary hearing date set for Sept. 30.
Ford was the most active of the three on the field last season, totaling 294 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 52 carries. He also caught 5 passes for 30 yards.
Wallace played in four games during the 2019 season while Wormley made one appearance.