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Friday, January 06, 2006

All-American arrested for pot

By Jordan Blum
Monroe News Star, LA

All-American Louisiana State University football player Claude Wroten Jr. of Bastrop was arrested on a charge of felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute late Wednesday in Sterlington.

As reported at Thursday morning, Wroten, 22, was traveling from LSU to Bastrop on U.S. 165 when he was pulled over for speeding at 11:35 p.m.

He was driving just north of Sterlington High School at the time of the arrest, said Sterlington Police Chief Barry Bonner.

Wroten was clocked at 77 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone, Bonner said. When asked if he had anything illegal in the car, Bonner said Wroten admitted to having marijuana for personal consumption, Bonner said.

Police found a tennis shoe in the backseat with two bags of suspected marijuana, one with 23 grams valued at close to $150 and another 1.55-gram bag, commonly referred to as a "nickel bag" usually used for distribution, Bonner said.

Wroten admitted having about $4,000 in his pocket, which he claimed was on loan from his financial adviser to prepare for National Football League training, Bonner said. Police were unable to contact the adviser.


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