Corey Sutton, a star wide receiver for Appalachian State, was charged with marijuana possession last week.
Sutton, a redshirt junior, was arrested June 7 following a traffic stop, according to a police report from the Boone Police Department.
“We are aware of the situation and it will be handled internally,” Coach Eli Drinkwitz of Appalachian State said through Joey Jones, associate athletics director of strategic communication.
According to the police report, Corey Sutton was pulled over at 9:48 p.m. because the left headlight of his gray Camaro wasn’t on. The report says that Sutton’s car smelled of marijuana.
Upon questioning, the report said, Sutton admitted to both smoking previously and having more marijuana in the center console of the car.
Officers would eventually search the vehicle after, according to the report, Sutton “consumed the marijuana in the center console” while the booking officer spoke to additional police officers who arrived at the traffic stop.
The search prompted the discovery of more marijuana, leading to Sutton’s arrest.