Ex-Husker enters 'not guilty' plea to drug charge

2012-10-03T15:00:00Z 2015-04-15T20:03:06Z Ex-Husker enters 'not guilty' plea to drug chargeBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

Former Husker football player Vershan Jackson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a marijuana delivery charge.

Jackson, 38, of Lincoln, waived his court appearance and is out of jail on bond.

In court records, a Lincoln police officer alleges that on July 18 he saw a deal between Jackson and Presha Allen, 31, who walked up and got in Jackson's parked white Lexus SUV in the Russ's Market parking lot at 17th and Washington streets.

In the affidavit for Jackson's arrest, the officer said Allen had nothing in his hands when he got in the SUV. But when the officer walked up to the car less than a minute later there was a pound bag of marijuana at his feet.

Police say they found a text on Allen's phone about buying "reggie" weed from Jackson, and both men had more than $700 on them.

Both now face charges.

 

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