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Alex Abreu pleads guilty to drug possession; no jail, still suspended

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

Suspended near the end of last season after being arrested with possession of much marijuana, Akron point guard Alex Abreu pleaded guilty to the charges Monday. The arrest came March 7, when police say Abreu knowingly accepted a five-pound package of marijuana. He was levied with one count of felony drug trafficking, initially sentenced with two years of prison time and a $5,000 fine.

The judge halted that sentence and waived the fine Monday, however. Abreu instead will serve 18 months of probation and lose his driver's license for six months.

In a statement released after the plea deal, Akron said Abreu remains suspended and the school will look at the case in the future. It reads: "Akron junior guard Alex Abreu remains suspended indefinitely from the men's basketball team following today's verdict. Both the University of Akron and the department of athletics will review his case and will determine his status at a later date."

Last season Akron reached the NCAA tournament; Abreu averaged 10.3 points and 6.0 assists.

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