University of Arizona football player Patrick Onwuasor was indicted on four felony charges Monday, according to the Tucson Police Department.
Onwuasor, 20, has been charged with possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony drug offense and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
According to the report, the Tucson Police Department responded to a home invasion on the 2500 block of W. Anklam Road on April 29 around 2 a.m. The suspects involved were unknown until recently, when the Beverly Hills Police Department in Beverly Hills, Calif. contacted TPD with information that they had discovered from a separate incident.
After receiving and serving a search warrant for an apartment on the 800 block of E. Wetmore Road in late June, police found narcotic drugs, narcotic paraphernalia, marijuana and a weapon in the room belonging to Onwuasor.
The case was presented to the Pima County Grand Jury in July and he was charged with the four felonies.
A warrant was issued Onwuasor’s arrest on July 18. He presented himself for arraignment with the assistance of his attorney on July 22 and he was released after the proceedings.
Police say he was not implicated as being present during the April home invasion and such, he was not arrested in relation to the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
Onwuasor, a 6-foot-1, 212-pound sophomore safety from Inglewood, Calif., played in 12 of 13 games for the Wildcats last season, recording 36 tackles and one pass defended. A three-star recruit for the Class of 2011, Onwuasor was moved from wide receiver to safety early last season.
He was expected to be a key member of the Wildcats’ special teams during the upcoming season and was listed as Jared Tevis’ backup on the Wildcats’ depth chart.
You can read the full report here.
UPDATE (4:48 p.m.):
Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez has issued a statement that Onwuasor has been dismissed from the team.
Statement from RichRod: “We are aware of the situation with Patrick Onwuasor. He has been removed from the program.”
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) July 23, 2013
He has already been removed from the Arizona Wildcats’ official roster.