Langston Charged with Marijuana Possession, Intent to Distribute

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We now know why MSU’s Maurice Langston was suspended indefinitely: Marijuana possession. The Hattiesburg American’s crime log said Langston was arrested Saturday by Hattiesburg police and charged with “possession of (a) controlled substances, marijuana, with intent to distribute.” I’m no legal expert, but the “intent to distribute” part means this is a whole lot worse than it could’ve been for Langston.

Just how bad? Well, it depends on how much dope he had on him. According to Mississippi law, if Langston was in possession of less than 30 grams, then the max punishment for this particular felony is a $3,000 fine and/or three years in the penitentiary. If it’s over 1 ounce but less than a kilogram, it’s up to a $1,000,000 fine and/or 30 years.

More to come, I’m sure.

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11 Responses to “Langston Charged with Marijuana Possession, Intent to Distribute”

  1. darkcooger Says:

    I guess the prosecutor has some discretion in those cases where the amount is both less than 30 grams and more than an ounce. Anyway…

    I hope this goes to trial quickly, just because if he’s guilty of intent to distribute, we need him kicked off the team completely. Personally, I’d favor legalizing marijuana (because I think the whole system is FUBAR), but while it’s still illegal, I support holding the players to very high standards.

    Good on you, Coach Dan.

  2. imabulldog Says:

    that sounds wonderful…maybe he can hang out with Dante’

  3. Brad Locke Says:

    Yeah, cooger, just going by what the crime and punishment chart says.

  4. Brad Locke Says:

    Actually, 30 grams is equal to about 1 ounce, I’m told. Not up to speed on my weight conversions.

  5. dadwithpride Says:

    When he was in High School, he was a good kid too. Lets give him benefit of “wait and see”, before we kick him off team. He is a heck of player, who could really bring some excitement to the return game.

  6. darkcooger Says:

    BL: Yeah, it’s very close. 1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams (says Google, anyway)

  7. imabulldog Says:

    I can just see him being an Allstar at State, and then all the Rebs complaining because he shouldn’t be on the field….One more chance in my book, that’s my rule. Second Chances are what we all need

  8. carwwest Says:

    egh, i dont really care what happens and i know that is weird but the kid messed up…if he comes out on top of his trial, let him have another chance, if not, boot his azz….

  9. darkcooger Says:

    @carwwest: Agreed, but only if he’s convicted of the distribution charge. I’m not sure, but that one might disqualify him from play anyway.

    Brad, are former felons allowed to play NCAA sports? 😛

  10. imabulldog Says:

    Does OM have a fball team?

    🙂 just playin’ Rebs, settle down

  11. thingreenline Says:

    I agree with you darkcooger. Legalize the stuff. How many deaths and traffic accidents have been the result of smoking marijuana? It should be like cigarettes – only permissible for 18+ yrs of age. But, with a stronger fine for underage usage than what the measly cigarette penalty is.

    The War on Drugs is a losing battle and always will be as long as drugs are illegal. That’s why it’s a lucrative business, for crying out loud. Of course, meth is whole different animal. Anyone who uses that stuff deserves to get thrown in the pokey.

    And No, I’m not a user.

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