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Bama linebacker arrested for selling cocaine

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    UA linebacker Johns charged with sale of cocaine
    Posted by Ian R. Rapoport -- Birmingham News June 24, 2008 10:36 AM
    Categories: Sports

    TUSCALOOSA - University of Alabama linebacker Jimmy Johns has been arrested and charged with several counts of selling cocaine, according to Tuscaloosa Police Department spokesman Capt. Greg Kosloff.

    Johns was arrested by the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force this morning and was taken to Tuscaloosa County Jail, Kosloff said.

    Asked for the specific charges, Kosloff said he believes the Brookhaven, Miss., native was arrested and charged with seven "drug-related" charges, including selling.

    Police allege that cocaine and marijuana are involved, Kosloff said. When police searched his residence, they also found ecstacy, police said.

    Ian R. Rapoport

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Bama backer arrested for selling cocaine

    I really thought 'Bama backer' meant a booster or a fan or something.

    A 'backer? That's a much bigger story. Hell, I figured all Alabama fans were on something.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Bama backer arrested for selling cocaine

    Wanted to be sure the headline fit...
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Will the sub shops close now? If so, I'm pissed.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You'd think an Alabama linebacker would earn enough money that he wouldn't have to resort to selling drugs.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Alabama football: 75 percent probation free!
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I wonder if Saban will hold him out for the first half or the whole game against Tulane...

    (yes, I know he's been suspended from school)
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    UA football player Johns suspended from school
    Posted by tarenber June 24, 2008 11:44 AM

    TUSCALOOSA - Law enforcement authorities allege that University of Alabama linebacker Jimmy Johns sold cocaine to undercover investigators five times, according to Jeff Snyder, the commander of West Alabama Narcotics Squad.

    Police allege that Johns sold to investigators on campus twice, Snyder said.

    He is being held on $120,000 bond.

    After his arrest this morning, UA spokesman Cathy Andreen said Johns has been "indefinitely suspended from school."

    Snyder said he began receiving information months ago "from several sources." The squad obtained five warrants and bought cocaine from him five times , police allege . After executing a search warrant of his residence this morning, police found "some additional cocaine and some ecstacy tablets," Snyder said.

    Johns was then also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

    Snyder described the investigation as "fast and furious" to avoid the information leaking to the public. He said the drug squad has not determined the source of the drugs.

    Snyder said he has not yet spoken with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban. Snyder said he does not believe any other players were involved.

    Ian R. Rapoport
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Wasn't Johns a running back at some point?
  10. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Yes, but did he also sell coccaine?
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    According to a post on a Tide board, a DEA official told the media that they wanted to let the investigation run longer but Johns was selling so much cocaine that they had no choice but to take him down.

  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sub shops are still open, but now with fewer condiments.
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