Report: Cops seized 2.7 pounds of pot in TCU sting

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Associated Press

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 29 at 8:35 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police seized about 2.7 pounds of marijuana and $46,000 in the TCU-related drug sting that led to the arrests of four football players and a dozen other students, according to a report obtained by a newspaper.

Undercover officers also seized nine weapons during the six-month sting, according to the "after-action" police report obtained Wednesday by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/ydGoM5) under the Texas Public Information Act. One was a rifle found at a fraternity house, the only weapon seized on campus, police said.

Police estimate the street value of the seized drugs at about $29,000, including 37 grams of prescription pills, 1.10 grams of cocaine and methamphetamines, and 5.3 grams of MDMA, also known generally as Ecstasy in pill form.

Police say 23 people were arrested and 10 more are expected to be taken into custody. Among those arrested last week were four Texas Christian University football players and 12 other students accused of selling drugs to undercover officers. Four former students also were arrested.

According to the Feb. 20 report, no drugs were found at the home shared by defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey and offensive tackle Ty Horn. A shotgun, 4 ounces of marijuana and paraphernalia — including pipes — were among the items seized from the home of cornerback Devin Johnson. A half-ounce of marijuana, five pipes and a digital scale were found at the home of linebacker Tanner Brock, police said.

All students arrested have been "separated" from TCU, which means they are banned from campus, said spokeswoman Lisa Albert. But if they want to be reinstated, they must attend a disciplinary hearing where evidence is presented, she said.

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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