Kentucky DE Jason Hatcher charged with trafficking marijuana

Monday February 22nd, 2016

Kentucky defensive end Jason A. Hatcher has been charged with trafficking in marijuana, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding after being arrested by Franklin County police on Monday.

Police initially stopped Hatcher for going 11 mph over the speed limit before an officer smelled marijuana and searched his vehicle. The officer found a quarter of a pound of marijuana hidden in Hatcher’s pants and three quarters of a pound of the drug in another bag on the floor.

Hatcher has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, reports Barrett Sallee of Bleacher Report. 

Hatcher was previously cited for marijuana possession in May 2014, and was suspended for one game as a freshman.

The junior has recorded 47 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks in 21 games for the Wildcats. He was suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season for a violation of team rules.

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Kentucky finished last season 5–7.

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