Kentucky safety Walker arrested on multiple drug charges

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky junior safety Marcus Walker has been charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana following a police search of an off-campus apartment.

Lexington police arrested Walker and 23-year-old Tavon Wells early Thursday morning after finding at least five pounds of marijuana and four grams of cocaine in a search of the residence. The arrest citation stated that a large amount of cash and a cash counter were found in the search. Walker, from Lake Wales, Florida, is also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia.

The 21-year-old Walker pleaded not guilty Thursday in Fayette District Court and is being held on a $1,000 surety bond in the county jail. Kentucky athletics spokesman Tony Neely says the team is aware of Walker's arrest and gathering more information.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Walker had five tackles in 12 games last season.

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