Kentucky S Walker dismissed from team after drug charge

Kentucky S Marcus Walker was dismissed from the team by head coach Mark Stoops after being charged with drug trafficking.Photo Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

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Safety Marcus Walker of Kentucky has been dismissed from team by head coach Mark Stoops following his arrest in Lexington, Ky., on charges of trafficking cocaine and marijuana, the school announced.

The Kentucky statement had no other information, other than saying he made 17 tackles in 21 career games.

Walker, a junior, must appear at a June 20 hearing in Fayette District Court after being released last Friday on a $1,000 surety bond.

Lexington police arrested the 21-year-old Walker and another man last Thursday after finding at least five pounds of marijuana and four grams of cocaine during a search of an off-campus apartment. A large amount of cash and a cash counter also were found.

Walker, of Lake Wales, Fla., also was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia.