GameCock Dion Lecorn arrested on drug charges

19 02 2008

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Another USC player is under arrest, charged with trespassing and marijuana possession.

Nineteen-year-old Dion Lecorn was arrested at 9:00pm Sunday at the Riverside Estates in Cayce. A university spokesman says according to school policy, Lecorn is suspended  from the team until further notice.

An incident report says an officer was patrolling the apartment complex when she heard loud music coming from a car. When she approached Lecorn’s car, she smelled marijuana.

The officer detained the three suspects, who all admitted to smoking marijuana. Tobacco paper and a leafy substance thought to be marijuana was later found in the car’s ashtray.

The teens claimed to have bought the marijuana from a man in the parking lot of the Five Points Food Lion.

One of the suspects involved, USC freshman wide receiver Matthew Clements, was discovered to be wanted in Collier County, Florida for failing to appear on a bench warrant. He will not be extradited, however.

Lecorn was arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana and trespassing. He was released Monday morning on his own recognizance.

Clements and 19-year-old John Casselberry of Naples, Florida were not charged in the incident, even after admitting to smoking marijuana. Police say only Lecorn was arrested because he claimed ownership of the marijuana. However, Clements has been suspended from the team.

Lecorn is a freshman wide receiver for USC. He didn’t play in the first four games of the 2007 season, but made his name in the Arkansas when he caught eight catches for 109 yards – more than any other receiver that game. He also scored a touchdown in the Clemson game.

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