BATON ROUGE, La. - Four former LSU football players, including quarterback Jordan Jefferson and former Heisman Trophy candidate Tyrann Mathieu, were arrested Thursday on drug-related charges.
Jefferson and Mathieu were charged with simple possession of marijuana. Karnell Hatcher was charged with second offense simple possession of marijuana, and Derrick Bryant was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
According to Baton Rouge police, patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in Baton Rouge after a man, later identified as Jefferson, had tried to get into the complex through a security gate and had words with a maintenance worker.
Responding officers went to the apartment Jefferson was seen going into and they were let in by Mathieu. While there, police said they detected a strong scent of marijuana.
Police said Mathieu consented to letting them into the apartment, according to police, and once inside the officers found a marijuana grinder, a digital scale and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana.
The men were booked into the East Baton Rouge jail just before 5 p.m.