Hearing for ETSU basketball players reset to Dec. 20

Becky Campbell • Nov 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

A hearing for East Tennessee State University basketball players facing drug charges was reset Monday in Washington County Sessions Court until Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Sheldon Cooley and Marcus Dubose were charged last week after the First Judical Drug Task Force was called about a suspicious package delivered to an ETSU post office box.

The package was addressed to Dubose and contained what authorities believed to be a quarter pound of marijuana buds. DTF agents confronted Dubose when he went to the campus post office to pick up the package Nov. 19.

Dubose is charged with possession of schedule VI drugs for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cooley is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The paraphernalia charges stem from a set of scales commonly used to weigh marijuana that was found inside the men’s campus apartment.

Cooley has already had one round of charges this year for filing a false police report. He pleaded guilty under diversion to that charge. The diversion could be revoked.

Both men are suspended indefinitely from the basketball team.

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