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UGA Basketball Player Arrested at Lenox Square

Donte' Williams was charged with possession of marijuana by Zone 2 police.

A Georgia men’s basketball player was arrested last Friday at  in Buckhead on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.

Donte’ Williams, a starting forward and rising junior for the Bulldogs, was arrested on Friday and booked into Atlanta City Jail, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

According to the police report, Atlanta Zone 2 police officers pulled over a black Dodge Charger and reported smelling “an extremely strong odor of burning marijuana coming from this vehicle.”

Police ended up finding a small amount of marijuana in a clear plastic bag inside the glove compartment, the AJC reported. Police identified the driver as Claude Reid, 20. Williams, 20, was the passenger. 

Under University Athletic Association policy, a student-athlete arrested on a drug charge must sit out 10 percent of the games that season. Williams started every game for the Bulldogs last season, averaging 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds a game, RedandBlack.com reported.

Boyd Leake May 30, 2012 at 01:31 PM
It's Lenox Square, not Lenox Mall! To those of us from Atlanta hearing or seeing Lenox Mall in print denotes a true neophyte on all things Atlanta.
Michael Packer (Editor) May 30, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Boyd, changed just for you. I will be an expert in no time!
Lee Smith May 31, 2012 at 03:52 AM
I would like to know if Claude Reid, the driver, was also arrested. If not, why not? One would assume he was driving his own car. Lee Smith
Michael Packer (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Lee, Reid was arrested.

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