Police said a small amount of marijuana was found Tuesday night in a Nittany Apartments residence whose most current residents, according to university housing records, are football players AJ Wallace, Andrew Quarless, Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma.
A "small amount" of marijuana was found in apartment 5204 after police responded last night to a report of loud music, Penn State Police Lt. Bill Moerschbacher said this morning.
Drug law charges will be filed soon, Moerschbacher said, adding police could not specifically say who might be charged in connection with the incident. He said police are still investigating to determine who had possession of the marijuana.
Exactly what charges will be filed is hard to say at this point, Moerschbacher said.
Evans, Wallace, Quarless and Koroma have not been charged with any crime, Moerschbacher said.
Police were called shortly after 8 p.m. last night and noticed an obvious smell of marijuana permeating the residence, Moerschbacher said.
When police asked to search the residence because of the smell, residents declined, and police obtained a search warrant for the apartment, Moerschbacher said. District Judge Carmine Prestia authorized the search at 10:59 p.m. Tuesday, according to the search warrant.
When police arrived at the residence, an officer spoke with Aristides A. Nova (senior-engineering), who told police he does not reside in the residence and was only staying there temporarily, according to the warrant.
Upon entering the residence, Moerschbacher said there were a number of people inside, some residents of the apartment, some non-residents.
Wallace told police he had been staying at his girlfriend's residence and Nova had been staying in his room while he was gone, according to the warrant.
The warrant only listed Nova, Wallace and Quarless as being at the apartment Tuesday night. Neither Evans nor Koroma was listed as being at the apartment Tuesday night, with the warrant only listing them as two of the most current tenants.
Police could not provide details on the exact amount of marijuana found because it had yet to be officially tested, Moerschbacher said.
In a teleconference this morning, Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark said he was "shocked" when he found out about the incident.
"I don't even know what happened," he said. "All I know is police was out at someone's apartment. I really don't know why. ... I really don't know what's going on right now. I have to look into it to see what's going on right now."
Cornerback Lydell Sargeant said he just found out about the incident this morning and did not know anything about it.
In response to the incident, Penn State sports information director Jeff Nelson wrote in an e-mail, "We're looking into it."
Collegian Staff Writers Josh Langenbacher and Andrew Wible contributed to this report.