University of Nebraska-Lincoln police cited Husker defensive back Boaz Joseph for possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia after finding pot and a grinder in a search of his apartment Thursday.
Investigators found 3.3 grams of marijuana, about one-tenth of an ounce, in a tobacco tin in Joseph’s room in a 711 Folsom Lane apartment, Assistant Police Chief Charlotte Evans said Monday.
Joseph, 21, was one of three people cited for having drugs and paraphernalia in the apartment after officers executed a search warrant there in a fraud investigation, Evans said.
UNL police were looking for credit card and shipping information suspected to be at the apartment after someone tried to ship speakers there using a stolen credit card, she said.
“Coach (Mike) Riley and athletics administration are aware of this incident,” read a statement from a spokesman with the Nebraska Athletic Department. “We have no additional comment at this time.”
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Joseph, a redshirt sophomore from Weston, Florida, played primarily on NU’s special teams last season.
Both of Joseph's citations are infractions and only carry fines.
Joseph's roommate, Deandre Pippens, a 21-year-old who is not a student, was arrested in connection with the fraud case and also cited for having less than an ounce of pot and a digital scale, Evans said.
Ishmail Jackson, 21, who also lives in the apartment and was on the Husker roster in 2013, was cited for possessing drug paraphernalia, Evans said.