Former Eastern RB charged with possessing 6 pounds of edibles

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Sophomore Darshon McCullough breaks a run to the right for 70 yards during Saturday’s game against Tennessee Tech. The run set up a field goal before the first half ended.

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief

Former Eastern running back Darshon McCullough appeared in court to address two felony charges resulting from Unofficial weekend on Thursday afternoon.

The two felonies, a Class Two and Class Three, were for possession of between 500 and 2,000 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of psilocybin mushrooms with intent to deliver.

According to a police report, McCullough was driving on Lincoln Avenue when he was pulled over for a traffic stop after allegedly exceeding the speed limit.

As police conducted the traffic stop a faint odor of cannabis was noticeable and seemed to be coming from the vehicle. McCullough was asked for permission to search the vehicle but he declined.

A K9 then performed a free air sniff around the car, and the dog alerted police to drugs in the vehicle, according to the report.

When asked what was in the vehicle, police say McCullough informed them psilocybin mushrooms were in the glove box of the vehicle.

Police then found 12.37 grams of psilocybin mushrooms in the glove box and 2.97 grams in the center console. After further searching, police allege they found two boxes containing 3,053 grams, roughly six pounds, of cannabis edibles.

The arresting officer said in his experience, the amount of psilocybin mushrooms and cannabis edibles located indicated the possibility of intent to deliver.

McCullough was then taken into custody where he was further questioned.

He said he purchased the psilocybin mushrooms two months prior to his arrest, and they had been in his car since then, according to the report.

He allegedly also said he was mailed the cannabis edibles from out of state and planned to give them out at Unofficial parties but not charge anyone for them. He added he did not intend to sell the psilocybin mushrooms.

McCullough’s next status hearing is set for April 28 at 9 a.m.

 

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