Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent from Kingsland, Georgia, was arrested sometime today by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. AL.com reports that Bessent was arrested on two felony charges stemming from possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession with intent. He was released on $5,506 bond.
Bessent was ranked as the No. 11 overall cornerback in the 2014 recruiting class by 247Sports.com.
The following arrest information and screen shot can be found here.
Updated: Here’s the latest from AL.com on Bessent’s arrest.
A 2007 Dodge Charger was stopped Friday at roughly 10 p.m. on U.S. 1 in western Nassau County for driving 58 mph in a 45 mph zone. Inside were four occupants, including driver Elbert Thornton, 21, of Jacksonville, sheriff Bill Leeper said.
A deputy smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana and upon searching the vehicle found four bags of marijuana totaling 202.5 grams underneath the driver’s seat and front passenger seat. Bessent was sitting in the front passenger seat.
None of the four occupants, all male, took ownership of the marijuana and so all were arrested on the same charges, Leeper said.
God knows the truth and he is going to stick with me through this if nobody else will!!
— kalvaraz bessent (@kalvarexbessent) February 9, 2014
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