Xavier Musketeers guard Trevon Bluiett discusses the 73-71 win over Arizona in the Sweet 16. The Enquirer/Kareem Elgazzar
Xavier Musketeers guard Trevon Bluiett (5) holds up 3 after scoring in the first half of the NCAA Tournament Second Round game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Xavier Musketeers at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, March 18, 2017.(Photo: Sam Greene)
Xavier men’s basketball guard Trevon Bluiett was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana, hash oil or hashish following his Monday afternoon arrest in Carmel, Indiana.
An Indiana native and former prep star at Park Tudor School (Indianapolis), Bluiett was arrested Monday after marijuana was found during a traffic stop for multiple violations, police stated in a news release.
The 2003 Chevrolet Impala driven by Bluiett was traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph stretch of U.S. 31 and then failed to signal a lane change, Carmel police said in the release posted to Facebook.
“A strong odor of Marijuana was emitting from the Chevrolet Impala,” police said in the release. “Through further investigation, Bluiett was arrested for possession of marijuana less than 30 grams.”
Bluiett, whose arrest was first reported by the Indianapolis Star, had his bond set at $1,000, according to the Hamilton County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Office. He remained in custody overnight Monday, according to the sheriff’s office website.
Xavier head coach Chris Mack did not respond to The Enquirer’s Monday night request for comment.
Tom Eiser, Xavier athletics spokesman and associate athletic director for communications, told The Enquirer, “We are aware of the story and are looking into it.”
Bluiett on March 31 declared for the NBA Draft but said he wouldn’t hire an agent, leaving open