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FIU Soccer Player Caught With Nearly Two Pounds of Weed

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via Miami Dade Corrections
Luke Bray
An officer on patrol in suburban Virginia Gardens last week noticed "the distinct and unique odor of unburnt cannabis" coming from a parked 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis. Like any good weed-smelling cop, he stopped to investigate.

In the driver's seat, he found 23-year-old Luke Bray, a redshirt senior on the 2013-14 FIU soccer team. And in the back, sitting openly in Ziploc bags, was nearly two pounds of marijuana.

The soccer player's troubles went down last Wednesday, according to a police report obtained by Riptide.

After an officer "attempted to make contact" with Bray, he saw, in plain sight, the bags full of weed. Bray was promptly arrested and the car later towed.

The officer confiscated a total of seven bags from Bray's car containing a total of 860 grams of marijuana -- just shy of two pounds. The officer also confiscated nearly $2,100 in cash, including 103 twenty-dollar bills.

Photos from the arrest show the car contained a brown paper Whole Foods bag with a plastic container inside, which was not confiscated.

Bray is listed on the Panthers' soccer roster as a 5' 9" defender originally from Weston. Last season the Panthers went 6-10-1 with Bray on the roster, although his individual statistics for the year were not listed online. A spokesman for FIU's athletics department did not respond to a request for comment from Riptide.

Bray was charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession with intent to sell. In Florida both charges are felonies carrying maximum penalties of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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Javi3
Javi3

#LEGALIZEIT 

YeahBaby
YeahBaby

Like any good weed-smelling cop. ..! ..  All the bad weed smelling cops were toking on a spliff back at the station

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

That's all? for the 305, he's a lightweight.

Chris Guapo
Chris Guapo

He looks like a nice guy. I hope they have leniency

Karim Matos Español
Karim Matos Español

Is this considered news? I mean we got murders, rapist, robbers, bad things to worry about.. And they arrest a some kid because he had some weed? Depinga

le.capitan21
le.capitan21

I've lived across the street from this kid my whole life. He is a great guy and this is bullshit. All these comments are spot on. Cops need to leave it alone, leave people alone and cut the bullshit. legalization is on the ballot and its gunna b nationally legal anyday now. His life is going to get so much harder after this, and for what?? A naturally growing God made plant that makes u feel good. God forbid! So stupid, and rapists are out on probation while this non-violent offender gets screwed. Its so fucked up..

John Gaebe
John Gaebe

he got slacked on his 2 pound purchase

Jorge Casas
Jorge Casas

Enough bullshit, go chase real criminals ...

Aaron Matthews
Aaron Matthews

You should have waited till we had legal weed in November. Poor kid.

William Kafouse
William Kafouse

Get high on knowledge not weed that's why they call it dope.

David Detweiler
David Detweiler

when it's legal ..that amount will be worth a sack of pototoes when all said and done.

verdisvioletta
verdisvioletta

Mercury Grand Marquis: A few thousand   Just shy of 2LB of marijuana: A few thousand.  Money in pocket: A few thousand. Being too dumb and cheap to buy a seal-a-meal: Priceless.  

jmusmc851
jmusmc851

Who gives a fuck? This is actually news?

James Carlin
James Carlin

So much for Beckham's big soccer party this weekend....

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

that cop who arrested him is a pussy, he should have let him go, just gave him a warning

Reza Afsari
Reza Afsari

Ziplock company is responsible for this. They make the possession and transportation of these items readily easy. Watch out DOW company.!!

Blake Monteith
Blake Monteith

Michael Devaldivielso weren't we just talking about this last night... lol

Michael Picot
Michael Picot

Maybe you should legalize it in the state so we won't have this problem over a certain amount. Oh, and there would also be billions in annual tax revenue.

Rick Hernandez
Rick Hernandez

Yay! Now we the citizen taxpayers get to pay $200k to lock him up for five years and ruin his life! Big big $$$$ in law enforcement and prisons.......

Jorge Mederos
Jorge Mederos

I hope that cop gets sodomized with a baseball bat

Matt Reisman
Matt Reisman

Sad to see this guys life going down the tubes for being a sloppy drug dealer. Tighten up son

Sammy San Juan
Sammy San Juan

It all makes sense now. FIU played in a rare soccer formation of 4-2-0 last year.

Indira Dejtiar
Indira Dejtiar

So what? Why don't we spend resources on dealing with real criminals instead of wasting time and money on something that will inevitably be legal.

Familia Ramirez
Familia Ramirez

Meanwhile pedophiles get probation. Rapists and perverts roaming the streets. But hey at least they don't smoke weed right? Smh.

Brian Pla
Brian Pla

On another note, who needs some Cymbalta, Lipitor, Cialis or Ambien... Obamacare will pay for it!

Iluv Sevim
Iluv Sevim

Are you shaming him? Our archaic marijuana laws are hindering our economy and our citizens. Bullshit.

YeahBaby
YeahBaby

Guy looks dangerous, I'm scared by looking at the pic.

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