On Tuesday August 27, former Wake Forest football players Devin Bolling and Duran Lowe had misdemeanor drug charges against them dismissed. The two athletes had been suspended last year after being arrested on drug charges, which violated athletics department policy.
According to a news article at TheTimesNews.com, Lowe pleaded guilty in February to possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and possession of stolen goods. He was initially charged with maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, a misdemeanor offense, and felony possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana. Police had received a report regarding possible drug activity in the apartment the two athletes shared. Upon searching the apartment (which the suspects apparently allowed), police discovered digital scales and marijuana.
Los Angeles drug crime attorneys understand that it makes do difference what state you live in; when a young college-age student gets into trouble with the law, it is extremely stressful for both the student and the parents. Teens and young adults make mistakes, as even adults do. It is important to note that not every case involving drugs is vigorously prosecuted, and there are alternatives available in some situations that focus on rehabilitation rather than criminal punishment.