Kentucky dismisses defensive back charged with cocaine and marijuana trafficking
Marcus Walker has tallied 17 tackles in two years with the Wildcats
As a result, Kentucky announced on Tuesday that Walker has been dismissed from the team: "Marcus Walker has been dismissed from the University of Kentucky football team, Coach Mark Stoops has announced," a short email from the school read. "There will be no additional comment."
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, police executed a search warrant on Walker and found five pounds of marijuana and four grams of cocaine. Police also uncovered what's described as a "large" amount of cash and a cash counter in his residence, according to CBS affiliate WKYT.
Walker was booked at 5:50 a.m. ET on Thursday, according to the Lexington Division of Community Corrections, and no bond has been posted on the corrections website.
A former three-star prospect from Lake Wales, Florida, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety has been a role player for the Wildcats over the last two seasons. He recorded 12 tackles in eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2016, including seven in a win over Austin Peay. He tallied five tackles in 12 games as a sophomore in 2017.
Kentucky has not issued a statement on Walker's arrest.
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