One of the best scorers in the country was arrested earlier today for an incident involving marijuana use at his apartment. Police responded to a noise complaint at Iowa State guard Bryce Dejean-Jones’ apartment on Thursday morning, and when they arrived, they noticed the smell of marijuana.
Dejean-Jones—who is averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Cyclones—was arrested, but after a judge ruled that the police didn’t have probable cause to bring drug charges against him, Dejean-Jones was charged with a few misdemeanors.
From USA Today:
Iowa State basketball star Bryce Dejean-Jones was charged with keeping a residence where a substance believed to be marijuana was discovered, according to Ames Police Department spokesman Geoff Huff. That’s a serious misdemeanor, according to the Iowa Code.
Dejean-Jones, a UNLV transfer, was jailed in the Story County jail in Ames. His initial court appearance was scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.
Iowa State plays at Iowa on Friday night.
Huff said police were called to a Mayfield Drive apartment in Ames leased to Dejean-Jones around 3:30 a.m., Thursday.
“Residents of the building complained about loud noise,” Huff said.
Dejean-Jones, Iowa State’s No. 2 scorer, was charged with hosting a loud gathering and breaking the city’s noise ordinance, both simple misdemeanors.
“Officers knocked on the door, and when the door was answered, they noticed the smell of burnt marijuana,” Huff said.
Dejean-Jones, Iowa State’s No. 2 scorer, was also charged with hosting a loud gathering and breaking the city’s noise ordinance, both simple misdemeanors.
According to court documents, those two charges are still pending. But the third, the drug charge — the most serious of the three — was dismissed Thursday when Dejean-Jones appeared before district associate judge Steven P. Van Marel.