SPOKANE, Wash. -- A decision about whether charges will be
filed against two Gonzaga basketball players could be made as early
as next Tuesday, a prosecutor said Friday.
Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor John Grasso said the Cheney
Police Department concluded its investigation Friday and
recommended drug possession charges against Bulldogs players Josh Heytvelt and Theo Davis.
"I'll complete reviewing the referral this weekend and Monday
is a holiday, so I'll probably have a decision by Tuesday," Grasso
Heytvelt, 20, of Clarkston, and 21-year-old Davis of Brampton,
Ontario, were arrested Feb. 9 in Cheney and booked into the Spokane
County Jail for investigation of possession of a controlled
Cheney police said they found a quantity of hallucinogenic
mushrooms in a gym bag inside the Chevrolet Blazer that Heytvelt
was driving and a marijuana cigarette in Davis' pocket.
A marijuana possession charge would be a misdemeanor. Possession
of any amount of illegal mushrooms would be a felony charge.
Coach Mark Few indefinitely suspended the pair for violating
Heytvelt, a 6-foot-11 sophomore center-forward, was the second
leading scorer (15.5 points per game)and leading rebounder (7.7 per
game). Davis is a redshirt freshman who has not played because of
A call for comment to Dennis Thompson, a Spokane lawyer who
represented the pair, was not answered after normal business hours