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Bulls' Durden arrested on pot charge



USF redshirt sophomore starting CB Kenneth Durden was arrested at his on-campus residence Saturday night for felony marijuana possession.

According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office online report, Durden, 21, was arrested at 4230 USF Holly Dr. on one count of cannabis possession, a third-degree felony. He was released from the Orient Road Jail on Sunday morning after posting $2,000 bond, and declined comment as he exited the jail.

"We are aware of the situation and in the process of collecting information," USF spokesman Brian Siegrist said Sunday.

According to an arrest affidavit, USF police were dispatched to Durden's residence in response to a complaint of possible drug use. Officer Michael Tinney detected an odor of cannabis and was allowed entry by Durden and his roommate, whose name was redacted from the affidavit.

Durden acknowledged to having the substance in his room. He produced a clear bag of cannabis later weighed at 21.7 grams.

A team captain and all-state pick at Lowndes County High in Valdosta, Ga., Durden started 11 games this past season, registering 32 tackles and an interception.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 19, 2014 10:56am]


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