Correction appended: April 1, 2012.
Penn State University Police seized drugs and drug paraphernalia from the on-campus apartment of football player Devon Smith and former player Jack Crawford, according to a search warrant. Neither has been charged in connection with the search.
On March 14, an officer was dispatched to the players’ apartment in Nittany Apartments on campus because of a damaged second floor window screen. A table was placed under the porch overhang beneath the window, police said.
A residence life coordinator told police that similar conditions were reported to him in the past whereby the occupants would use the table to climb onto the porch roof and enter the apartment, police said.
In order to investigate a potential break-in, the officer entered the apartment, police said.
When he entered the apartment, the officer found a grinder commonly used for grinding marijuana, a scale and multiple blunts in an ashtray, police said.
After a search warrant was issued, police seized multiple blunts, a bottle of liquor, a grinder, a scale, a plastic bag with suspected marijuana and prescription drugs, police said.
When asked about the incident at the spring practice press conference, head football coach Bill O’Brien declined comment. He said the search was reported to him Monday morning, and he did not want to comment until he received more information.
Smith is a wide receiver who is still listed as a member of the team. In 2011, Smith caught 25 balls for 402 yards and recorded two touchdowns.
Crawford was a defensive end in 2011 and has been training for April's NFL Draft. During his senior season, Crawford started all 13 games and recorded 40 total tackles, including 6.5 sacks. He also broke up six passes.
Correction: An article "Drugs seized from home" on page 1 of the Tuesday, March 27, 2012 issue of The Daily Collegian incorrectly stated information about a search warrant. It was obtained March 14. The Daily Collegian apologizes for these errors. The article above reflects the correct information.