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Package addressed to former ETSU basketball player facing drug charges contained $10K

Staff reports • Dec 14, 2012 at 3:44 PM

More than $10,000 cash was found in a package addressed to a former East Tennessee State University basketball player facing drug charges stemming from another package found in the campus post office addressed to him that contained marijuana.

According to a Johnson City police news release, a package addressed to Marcus DuBose, who was a basketball player at ETSU until recently, was intercepted Nov. 20 at the ETSU post office.

A warrant was obtained Thursday to search the package and inside was found bundles of cash totaling $10,700.

The money was seized by the First Judicial District Drug Task Force.

According to court documents, a package addressed to Marcus Dubose that contained what was believed to be marijuana was intercepted at ETSU's post office Nov 19.

Dubose was charged with possession of schedule VI drugs for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sheldon Cooley, his roommate, was 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.

Both men were star basketball players and have since been dismissed from the team.

According to the university, both Cooley and Dubose have withdrawn from school.

The package with cash inside was intercepted the day after the marijuana package was found.

Dubose and Cooley first appeared in Sessions Court near the end of November.

The men are scheduled to be in court again Thursday.

“We are continuing to cooperate with the DTF on this investigation,” ETSU spokesman Joe Smith said.

No mention of new charges against Dubose was made in the news release.

A DTF agent did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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