UK dismisses safety Walker following drug arrest

Associated Press

LEXINGTON — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has dismissed safety Marcus Walker following his arrest for trafficking cocaine and marijuana.

A release from the school Tuesday had no other comment on Walker besides listing career statistics of 17 tackles in 21 games. The junior faces a June 20 hearing in Fayette District Court after being released Friday on a $1,000 surety bond. Lexington police arrested the 21-year-old Walker and another man Thursday morning after finding at least five pounds of marijuana and four grams of cocaine during a search of an off-campus apartment.

The arrest citation stated that a large amount of cash and a cash counter were found in the search. Walker, of Lake Wales, Florida, was also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia.

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