Three Penn State football players were charged Monday after university police officers said they found marijuana and LSD in the trio’s on-campus apartment.
Officers responded about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 2 to sophomore running back Devyn Ford and redshirt freshman offensive linemen Sal Wormley and Caedan Wallace’s apartment for a fire alarm, Penn State police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause filed Monday.
Police found marijuana “all over the floor” and detected a “very potent” smell of burned weed coming from the apartment, an officer wrote.
Marijuana, a grinder and two tabs of LSD were found in Ford’s room; weed was found in Wormley’s room; and a glass pipe with marijuana residue was found in Wallace’s room, police wrote.
A defense lawyer was not listed for either Ford, Wormley or Wallace.
The university’s athletics department is aware of the charges, a spokesperson wrote in a statement.
“These alleged actions do not reflect the values and standards of our program and will be addressed,” the athletics department said. “We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”
Ford, 19, was charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Wormley, 19, was charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Wallace, 20, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Each has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 30.
Marquis Wilson, one of Penn State‘s football players, has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession related to a February traffic stop on campus, according to a criminal complaint.
Authorities say Marquis Wilson, a sophomore cornerback, faces charges for possessing a small amount of marijuana and for use of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.
On Feb. 29th, around 10 p.m., University police conducted a traffic stop of Wilson’s vehicle, after officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the complaint states.
Police add that Wilson was observed with red, glassy eyes and the odor of marijuana on his breath.
Police then conducted a search of Wilson’s vehicle, the complaint adds, and officers found a “pink tinted plastic pill bottle containing marijuana.”
According to court documents, Wilson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 26th.
Two Penn State football players, Tariq Castro-Fields and Henry Fessler, were cited for disorderly conduct after State College police said they fought with others at Delta Chi fraternity in January.
Rasheed Walker, a freshman offensive lineman, is charged with misdemeanor theft and receiving stolen property following an incident Sept. 11. According to the Centre Daily Times, Walker took a bike from outside the Morgan Academic Center, located near Penn State’s football building.
According to the police report, Walker admitted to taking the bike because “he did not feel like walking back to his residence building,” the Centre Daily Times wrote, quoting a police report.
Charges were filed Tuesday in Centre County. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 31.
Walker has played in two games this season, according to Penn State’s participation records.
The good news just keeps pouring in for CJ Holmes. Over the weekend, it was reported that Holmes, dismissed by Notre Dame last January, would be walking on at Penn State. Tuesday, the trigger behind the running back’s Fighting Irish dismissal is set to be put behind him as well.
Holmes was arrested for shoplifting last December and was subsequently suspended from Notre Dame’s bowl game. That suspension ultimately gave way to the dismissal from the football program nearly a month later.
This past season in South Bend, Holmes ran for 32 yards on eight carries. The Connecticut high school product was a four-star member of the Fighting Irish’s 2017 recruiting class, rated as the No. 19 running back in the country on 247Sports.com‘s composite board.
It had been reported early last month that Holmes was headed to a Mississippi junior college for the 2018 season, but those plans appear to have changed.