Police: Aggie football player caught with pot while parked in handicap space

Police: Aggie football player caught with pot while parked in handicap space

Isaiah Golden's mug shot

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 2:24 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A couple of Texas A&M football players were arrested over the weekend in College Station. Their first mistake:  Illegally parking in a handicap spot.

A cop was patrolling the Reveille Ranch apartments when he heard someone yelling on the other side of the complex just before midnight.

The officer went to investigate and said he spotted several young men sitting inside a car that was illegally parked in a handicapped space. The officer then smelled pot when he approached the vehicle.

He ordered the four to stay inside the vehicle and called for backup.

The officer said the driver, 19-year-old Isaiah Demarcus Golden, ignored the orders and tried twice to get out of the car. When another officer arrived, they found a Swisher Sweet package containing marijuana on the ground next to the driver’s side of the car. The officers say Golden admitted he dropped it.

Golden, a defensive lineman, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. He was later released from jail after posting a $2,000 bond.

The passenger, 19-year-old Darian Wayne Claiborne, repeatedly complained loudly that the cops were going to ruin his football career.

According to police, Claiborne ignored orders to stop yelling and tried to interfere with the arrest so he was charged with a noise violation.

Records show Claiborne, a linebacker, was arrested on drug charges in December.

The two passengers in the back seat, including a highly-recruited wide receiver, were let go.

If convicted, Golden could get up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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