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Virginia Tech’s Ty Outlaw charged with marijuana possession

ACC Basketball Tournament - Second Round

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 13: Ty Outlaw #42 of the Virginia Tech Hokies shoots the ball during their game against the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes in the second round of the 2019 Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 13, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Virginia Tech starter Ty Outlaw was charged with marijuana possession on Tuesday as his status for this weekend’s Sweet 16 contest against Duke remains uncertain.

Charged with one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession, Outlaw’s charges occur from a search warrant conducted at his apartment while he was away with the Hokies in California at the NCAA tournament.

According to the search warrant, on March 20, Blacksburg police officers arrived at Outlaw’s apartment for a narcotics violation. The officers attempted to make contact with the occupants of the apartment and received no response but the officer claimed “a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the residence.” A search warrant was obtained, and on March 21, police seized one white pill, two yellow capsules, an electronic vape cartridge and green plant material from the residence.

The case was filed on Wednesday after a summons for Outlaw was issued Monday and delivered on Tuesday. He’s scheduled to appear in court on April 11.

A 6-foot-6 senior wing, Outlaw is averaging 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Hokies this season. Outlaw’s perimeter shooting is a big part of Virginia Tech’s attack as he’s a 45-percent three-point shooter with a team-leading 78 threes on the season.

(H/t: The Roanoke Times)