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Suspended Sooners CB facing felony drug charges

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Earlier this month, two Oklahoma players — wide receiver Jalen Saunders and cornerback Cortez Johnson — were arrested on marijuana related charges. Now, another Sooner is facing drug charges as well.

Per Jake Trotter of ESPN’s Sooner Nation, suspended OU cornerback Joe Powell is facing felony charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. According to a court affidavit, Norman police connected Powell to a FexEx package containing four pounds of marijuana on its way from California back in October.

Police confronted Powell about the drugs and Powell confessed to holding the package for another, unidentified person. However, he did admit to distributing “a little bit of money or marijuana” to a pair of females delivering the package. A preliminary conference hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 18.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops has only said that he is aware of the situation. Powell has been suspended from the team since October. Initially a receiver for OU, Powell switched to cornerback but suffered an injury during voluntary summer workouts.

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5 Responses to “Suspended Sooners CB facing felony drug charges”
  1. atmason says: Dec 11, 2012 2:16 AM

    What are these idiots thinking? No doubt that OU has told them to stay away from drug culture…I guess this just removes the bad weeds from the garden (no pun intended).

  2. usmcbronzestar says: Dec 11, 2012 7:15 AM

    How stupid can a person be. How many times has Coach Stoopss demonstrated that this would not be tolerated at Oklamona

  3. cowboys8819 says: Dec 11, 2012 8:47 AM

    These guys are real losers! They need to be gone from this team and school!

  4. thegamecocker says: Dec 11, 2012 9:38 AM

    They are idiots….if they were students at Colorado, this wouldn’t be a crime would it? Wasn’t a law recently passed legalizing “mary jane” in Washington and Colorado? :)

  5. florida727 says: Dec 11, 2012 11:43 AM

    Very disappointing. Not the story (that goes without saying). The fact that not a single SEC hater has come on here yet and said, “I didn’t know Oklahoma moved to the SEC.”, or something to that effect.

    Man, this lull between the end of the season and the bowl games is brutal.

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