Tuesday, July 23, 2013

UA Football Player Faces Drug, Weapons Charges

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 4:36 PM

  • University of Arizona sports information department
University of Arizona defensive back Patrick Onwuasor was arraigned Monday on felony drug and weapons charges, Tucson police announced Tuesday.

Onwuasor, 20, was set to be a junior on the UA football team this season. His name is no longer on the team's online roster, a move that in the past has been associated with players who have left or were kicked off the team. He played in 12 games in 2012 as a safety and special teams player, recording 36 tackles.

Onwuasor faces charges of possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphenalia and possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony drug offense. A TPD news release says a gun and drugs were found in Onwuasor's apartment near Wetmore and First Avenue in late June.

Strangely, the search of his apartment came in connection with a home invasion on Tucson's west side from April. That investigation had gone cold until TPD was contacted by police in Beverly Hills, who said they discovered information from a separate incident that was connected to the home invasion near Pima College's Main Campus.

TPD says the home invasion case remains open, and at this time have not implicated Onwuasor in it.

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