Report: North Carolina's P.J. Hairston arrested on drug charges
North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston was arrested Wednesday night on drug charges and is out on bond, according to reports.
North Carolina wing P.J. Hairston, who emerged last season as a consistent offensive threat, was arrested Wednesday night on drug charges, according to ABC11 in Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
Hairston arrested with 2 other men (Miykael Faulcon and Carlos Sanford) .. all charged w/poss.PJH also charged with driving w/o license.— Derek Rowles (@DerekRowles) June 6, 2013
MORE: Hairston arrest happened around 10:20pm last night during a license checkpoint in East Durham #UNC— Derek Rowles (@DerekRowles) June 6, 2013
North Carolina gave ABC11 a brief statement:
"We are aware of the situation involving one of our athletes," UNC Senior Associate Athletic Director for Communications Steve Kirschner said. "We are still gathering information and may comment further later."
Hariston, a 6-foot-5 rising junior, averaged 14.6 points last season and was poised for a breakout season for the Tar Heels. In fact, he was getting some mentions for All-ACC consideration.
Update: WRAL is reporting Hairston was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.
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