A Penn State football player was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after police seized multiple items from his Nittany Apartments residence on March 14.
Penn State University Police filed charges against Devon Smith, 21, of White Plains, Md., according to the University Police Daily Activity and Fire Log.
No online court records were immediately available. Smith’s roommate — former football player Jack Crawford, 23, of Longport, N.J. — was also named on the search warrant, but has not been charged. According to a statement issued by Attorney Allan L. Sodomsky of Reading, Pa., Crawford has not resided in the apartment since December 2011.
On March 14, an officer was dispatched to the Smith’s apartment 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.
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.
A representative from Penn State Athletic Communications could not be reached immediately for comment.