There’s a combination you don’t see very frequently.
According to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Marshall defensive back Tiquan Lang was arrested on multiple charges early Saturday morning. Those charges include driving under the influence, possession of a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance. All three of those charges are misdemeanors.
The situation began when police officers observed Lang asleep/passed out in a running vehicle and went downhill from there. From the Herald-Dispatch’s report:
Upon arrival, officers turned off the car and made multiple attempts to wake the man, who was asleep with the driver’s seat reclined, according to criminal complaints. Police state the man had trouble maintaining balance as he exited the vehicle once awake.
After he was out of the vehicle, police say they found a Glock 27 with an extended 30-round magazine partially concealed under the seat.
A police dog sniffed out one full and two partial Xanax bars in the center console. Reports state police could smell the odor of marijuana, but none was found. A plastic cup with a small amount of liquor was located in the console.
Lang told police he had a prescription for the medication, and his drowsiness was exacerbated by drinking the liquor, according to the complaint.
The football program is aware of the development and will handle the matter internally.
Over the past three seasons, Lang has started 23 gams the past three seasons. Last season, Lang was second on the team with 91 tackles. He returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns as well.