Dai’Jean Dixon, Nicholls State University football player, 20, was arrested by the Thibodaux Police Department for an alleged possession with intent to distribute marijuana charge on Saturday after 84 grams of the suspected substance were discovered in his car, according to a police report. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop for speeding in the 600 block of East 1st Street when officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle’s interior.
Dixon admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol prior to the stop, but denied being in possession of any marijuana at first. Dixon then submitted to and passed all Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
After denying requests to search the vehicle, a K-9 later alerted officers to the odor of narcotics.
Tony Stinnett, MTSU‘s associate athletic communications director, was arrested over the weekend on drug charges.
Stinnett, 52, was arrested Saturday in Woodbury. He faces charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $6,000 bond, according to the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office.
According to documents on file with Woodbury Police Department, Stinnett had 14.2 grams of marijuana packaged in a zip-close bag inside of a bank bag, which was meant to be delivered.
The circumstances surrounding the arrest were not clear from police documents.
Stinnett is primarily responsible for information regarding MTSU’s women’s basketball program. Employed by the university since 2014, he also assists in communications for the university’s baseball and football programs.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jared Gentry, a defensive lineman for the University of Memphis football team has been dismissed from the team and placed on interim suspension from campus after he was charged with drug possession Thursday.
Jared Gentry faces a charge of possession with intent to sell. Memphis Police say they searched his room in student housing at the university and found two wrapped bags of marijuana weighing nearly 30 grams, in addition to clear baggies and scales.
He was dismissed from the football team for violating team rules and suspended for violating U of M student code. The matter is being reviewed by the Office of Student Accountability, Outreach and Support.