Sophomore Jeremiah Hamlin is no longer on University of Richmond’s football team and is no longer enrolled at Richmond after he was arrested and charged with a marijuana distribution charge, an athletic department spokesperson said.
Hamlin was arrested after picking up three pounds of marijuana at a local post office last week, according to CBS.
Hamlin’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2016, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, which also quoted URPD Chief David McCoy regarding the case.
"On October 29th, members of URPD arrested Mr. Hamlin on campus,” McCoy wrote in an email to the Times-Dispatch. “As a result of the initial investigation he was charged with possession with intent to distribute as well as prohibiting the sale or manufacture of drugs on or near certain properties. That law includes institutions of higher education. The amount seized led to the distribution charge (and) it would be inappropriate at this time to give any specific details related to this situation."
A third-string running back, Hamlin has gained 118 yards on 31 carries for the Spiders this season. With both Jacobi Green and Seth Fisher in their final seasons of eligibility, Hamlin was expected to be Richmond’s top running back next season.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Contact editor-in-chief Jack Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org