As our own Oliver Thomas reported last week, Patriots cornerback Joejuan Williams was arrested roughly 100 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee on January 17th. Williams originally got stopped by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for going 90 in a 70, and then during a search, police found “an unnamed controlled substance, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia.” The expectation was that the 22-year-old would be facing charges for the aforementioned speeding violation as well as possession of a controlled substance, possession of legend drugs without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
(For reference, “legend drugs” is defined as basically a synonym for “prescription drug”; it’s a drug that can’t be sold without a prescription and is clearly labeled as such)
Now, The Tennessean has a report on what exactly what the police found that landed Joejuan in hot water:
During a search, reports show the trooper found acetaminophen hydrocodone prescription pills, valacyclovir hydrocodone pills, “a large amount of marijuana,” hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes and illegal paraphernalia inside the SUV.
He was cited for speeding and also charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drugs without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.
Williams was booked into the Cumberland County jail that same day and released on Jan. 18 after posting a $37,500 bond.
Helpfully, for those of us who don’t speak the lexicon of technical drug names, Doc Flynn from Boston Sports Journal is here to explain:
Translation: Vicodin, antiviral that’s not a narcotic, and pot. https://t.co/VrkaO7nUns— DocFlynn (@jessdeede) January 26, 2020
So, now we know that.
Williams is due back in court to enter a plea to the charges above on February 21st.
We’ll keep you all posted on the situation as more details come out.