Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, a member of the Connecticut national championship basketball team, was arrested Thursday night at a campus dormitory and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 5.
According to the police report, Coombs-McDaniel and two other individuals were found with 5.6 grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a “package of cigars used to smoke marijuana” after officers investigated the dormitory.
A spokesman for the basketball program said earlier today that they are “aware of the arrest… but beyond that have no further comment at this time”.
Coombs-McDaniel was one of eight people arrested Thursday night/Friday morning by UConn police, due to an increase in force brought on by the University’s Spring Weekend affairs. Last year, the campus police arrested around 84 people and felt that placing extra patrols and roadblocks around the entries would decrease the amount of chaos this year. Along with the extra security, UConn officials have also been limiting non-student visitors.
Coombs-McDaniel has not yet been reached for a statement, but we assume an apology and a few curse words behind closed doors will be in order.
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