A-State football players arrested for cocaine possession released on bond

A-State football players arrested for cocaine possession released on bond
Chris Stone (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Chris Stone (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Tyler Trosin (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Tyler Trosin (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jeremy Fulcher (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jeremy Fulcher (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Two Arkansas State University football players arrested on drug charges appeared in court Tuesday.

According to the Craighead County Sheriff's Office, Chris Stone, 23, of Daleville, AL and Tyler Trosin, 22, of Folsom, CA were arrested at 2 a.m. Tuesday. They are charged with possession of meth or cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and furnishing prohibited articles.

A third suspect Jeremy Fulcher, 21, of Mesquite, TX was also arrested in the incident. He is charged with possession of a schedule VI substance.

Stone is a defensive end and red shirt senior and Trosin is listed as a wide receiver and is a true senior, according to the A-State football website.

An incident report from Arkansas State University Police states an officer began his investigation after seeing a black Toyota Avalon parked on Longhorn Dr. near the ASU petting zoo around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday.

Officer Andrew Thrasher stated in the report he saw several "open containers of alcohol" in the car as he approached it.

As he made contact with the driver, the officer said he could smell a strong odor of marijuana when the car's window was rolled down.

Thrasher told the men in the car he could smell marijuana and asked if there was any inside.

Fulcher, who was the rear passenger, told the officer he had a "small baggy of marijuana," according to the report. He then showed the officer a baggy containing "a green leafy substance."

It was then the officer removed Fulcher, Stone and Trosin from the car.

While removing Trosin and checking him, Thrasher said he found part of a drinking straw in his front pocket. The report states the straw contained a "white powdery substance." Trosin told the officer he had "done a little bit of coke earlier" when asked what was in the straw.

As the officer continued to search the car he located the "residue of a white powdery substance" on the lower portion of the driver's seat where Stone had been sitting. The substance field tested positive for cocaine, according to the report.

Stone was then arrested.

During the investigation Fulcher was found to have five bags of marijuana. Each bag weighed about one gram the report indicated.

While being booked into the Craighead County Detention Center, Stone was found to have "two short straw portions with white powdery
substance." A small plastic baggy with a white powdery substance was also retrieved from Stone's sock.

Trosin was also found to have a small plastic baggy containing a white powdery substance in the pocket of the shorts he was wearing under his pants, police stated.

Both small bags tested positive for the presence of cocaine, according to the police report. Each bag weighed just under a gram.

On Tuesday, Trosin and Stone appeared before Craighead County District Court Judge Keith Blackman who found probable cause to charge them felony possession of cocaine and felony furnishing cocaine.

Blackman set their bond at $2,000 each.

According to the sheriff's office, both men posted bond and were released from jail shortly before 3 p.m. They are due back in court on Jan. 29.

Fulcher's bond was set at $950 on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge. He posted bond following his arrest and is expected to appear in district court Wednesday.

A-State Head football coach Blake Anderson issued the following statement Tuesday:

"We are aware of the unfortunate and disappointing incident that occurred this morning with Chris Stone and Tyler Trosin.  We have notified their families, and we are in the process of gathering all the information.  Once we have all the facts surrounding this incident, we will move forward accordingly."

To read the entire ASU Police Department incident report, click here.

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