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Arkansas kick returner Ray arrested on pot charge

CBSSports.com wire reports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas wide receiver Lance Ray has been arrested and charged with marijuana possession.

The 19-year-old Ray was arrested late Saturday night by university police after the smell of marijuana was detected coming from his dorm room. According to a preliminary police report, Ray had a brown rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.

The misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail.

Ray also was charged with minor in possession of alcohol and was transported to the Washington County Detention Center, and was released early Sunday morning.

The redshirt freshman played in nine games last season for Arkansas, finishing with one catch for 6 yards. His primary contribution came on special teams, where he had 23 kickoff returns for a 22.5-yard average.

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