Duke player arrested on charges of cocaine trafficking
A Duke University football player has been arrested on charges of trafficking cocaine, The Duke Chronicle reported Thursday.
Tyree Glover, a sophomore, was arrested Tuesday after Durham Police found 29.6 grams of powder cocaine in his possession.
According to the report, police then obtained a search warrant to search Glover’s dorm room, where they found 72.4 grams of marijuana.
Duke football coach David Cutcliffe said Wednesday that the 20-year-old linebacker had been dismissed from the team.
Glover is also charged with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI substance.
According to The Chronicle, the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act classifies schedule II substances, including cocaine, as drugs with a high potential for abuse, while marijuana is rated as a schedule VI drug for its low potential of abuse.
Durham Police said Glover is being held on $750,000 bond. Given the amount of the substances found in Glover’s possession, the cocaine charge could lead to a 35 to 42-month prison sentence, while the marijuana charge could lead to 24 months in prison, according to The Chronicle.