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.
Bry’Kiethon Mouton, Nicholls State University football player and former transfer from LSU, was arrested early Saturday morning by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office on a contempt of court charge after driving with a suspended license according to a police report. Nicholls declined comment through a team spokesman. Mouton, 22, participated in the team scrimmage Saturday night after the arrest took place. He caught one pass for five yards.
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound tight end was competing for playing time in the offense prior to the start of his second season with the Colonels. He transferred from LSU at the end of the 2017 season.
Mouton is a former 4-star prospect out of Acadiana High School in Lafayette according to ESPN. He was the No. 6 player at his position and No. 18 overall recruit in the state for the Class of 2015.
He helped lead Acadiana to back-to-back state titles, including being named the game’s Most Outstanding Player his senior season. He was a LFCA and LSWA Class 5A All-State selection as a senior.
Mouton was then a two-time lettermen at LSU, playing in 15 games with five starts. He carried the ball five times for 15 yards and had three receptions for 25 yards with the Tigers. He also scored a touched against Jacksonville State as a sophomore.
Once at Nicholls, Mouton sat out all of 2018. He is listed as a senior and is not eligible for a redshirt.
ReJean Wright, a Nicholls State University football player and a passenger in his car are in trouble with the law.
Mandeville police stopped 20-year-old ReJean Wright and 19-year-old Kierra Murphy because of an expired inspection sticker on Highway 22 on April 21.
Investigators said the officer smelled marijuana and therefore inspected the vehicle.
Sticker said officers also found around 100 rounds of ammunition, ski masks, gloves, marijuana and a crowbar.
While Sticker said he could not connect the duo to any crimes, he believes they were up to no good.
“With everything we saw, these individuals weren’t going to choir practice,” Sticker said “There is some wrongdoing at some level.”
Wright and Murphy were booked on drug possession charges. Wright was also booked on possession of burglary tools charges.
Nicholls State University issued the following statement Thursday:
“We have recently been made aware of the alleged incident. Mr. Wright has been immediately and indefinitely suspended from the football program while the legal and student judicial affairs processes are ongoing.”