Sammy Watkins Arrested On 2 Drug Charges, Both Misdemeanors

Star wide receiver Sammy Watkins of the Clemson Tigers was arrested early Friday morning. He was booked and released before it had even been made known what the charges were. Now we know: He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana, both of which are misdemeanors.

The release from Clemson University Police:

Clemson University police arrested two students on drug-related charges early Friday.

Samuel B. Watkins IV, 18, a freshman communication studies major from Fort Myers, Fla., and member of the football team, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors.

Amadou-Tidiane Daniel Dia, 18, a freshman in parks, recreation and tourism management from Highlands Ranch, Colo., and member of the men's soccer team, was charged with simple possession of marijuana.

The men were arrested when police stopped the car Watkins was driving after an officer saw it scrape against a curb on campus and because the temporary license tag was not illuminated. When the officer pulled the car over in a parking lot off Commons Court, he smelled marijuana. During a search he found marijuana and two pills for which Watkins did not have a prescription.

The men were arrested and taken to the Clemson City Jail. Watkins was released Friday morning on a $1,620 personal recognizance bond, and Dia was released on a $620 personal recognizance bond.

For more Tigers football, visit Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland.

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