Monday, February 27, 2012

Kentucky Linebacker arrested for drug trafficking

UK linebacker suspended after drug arrest in Louisville - WDRB 41 Louisville - News, Weather, Sports Community
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A University of Kentucky football linebacker was arrested on a felony drug charge in Louisville over the weekend.Police say they were conducting a routine patrol on W. Oak Street, near 6th Street, early Sunday morning when they noticed a vehicle with an Indiana license plate on the side of the road.

"The area is known for drug trafficking and drug use," police say.

According to the arrest report, the officer saw a man leaning down in the driver seat with no lights on in the inside of the vehicle. The officer then pulled over to see what the man was doing. That man turned out to be 21-year-old Ridge A. Wilson.

Police say Wilson was "extremely nervous" and "kept mentioning [that] he played football for the University of Kentucky."

Wilson allowed officers to search his vehicle. That's when police say they found a pair of jeans in the back seat with a bag of Xanax pills. They also allegedly found $1,947 in the jeans he was wearing.
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