As AL.com first reported Saturday morning, Auburn cornerback signee Kalvaraz Bessent was arrested on two felony charges Friday night after police from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a car Bessent was a passenger in for speeding and discovered marijuana.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published a summary of what occurred:
After asking all four occupants to step out of the vehicle, a search was conducted, where the deputy seized four separate bags containing 202.5 grams of marijuana under the driver’s and the front passenger seat where Bessent had been. None of the individuals took ownership, with each being placed under arrest on the same three counts: marijuana possession of more than 20 grams (a felony); marijuana possession with intent to distribute (a felony); and possession of drug paraphernalia (a misdemeanor).
Bessent was released on Saturday and is due in court for arraignment on Feb. 27.
After being released, Bessent posted the following tweet:
God knows the truth and he is going to stick with me through this if nobody else will!!
— kalvaraz bessent (@kalvarexbessent) February 9, 2014
Auburn has yet to release an official statement, but a spokesperson did confirm head coach Gus Malzahn was “aware of the situation.”
[Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer]