By Stefan Djordjevic/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Rashawn Thomas – who recently signed a two-year deal with Partizan NIS – was arrested in Gainesville on Monday evening (July 29) on felony drug charges, per Gainesville Daily Register.
He was released from the Cooke County Jail on Tuesday, July 30, after posting $32,000 bail, according to jail records.
Thomas was taken into custody on two third-degree felony counts of possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 2 more than one gram less than four grams and on a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana less than two ounces, according to law enforcement officials.
Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Belva McClinton said the charges stemmed from a traffic stop Monday evening.
Around 8:26 p.m., an officer monitoring southbound traffic on I-35 observed a silver 2019 Kia Optima speeding, McClinton said. The Kia was stopped for the alleged offense in the 2000 block of North I-35.
While speaking with the driver, who was identified as Thomas, the officer reportedly detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
During a probable cause search of the Kia, the officer located two vials of Butane Hash Oil (BHO), several Ecstasy pills and 3.5 grams of marijuana, according to McClinton.
Partizan NIS President Ostoja Mijailovic confirmed that the club is familiar with the situation in which their player is involved but will not make any statements until they receive information from the police department and the case is officially closed.