Dontae Walker faces up to 30 years in jail
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Former Mississippi State running back Dontae Walker was convicted Thursday of possession of cocaine and felony possession of marijuana.
Walker, ninth in school history with 1,875 yards rushing, has been playing for the Birmingham Steeldogs of the Arena Football League.
Walker faces up to 30 years in prison on the cocaine conviction and up to three years for possessing more than an ounce of marijuana.
Walker and Shaundraaus Frazier, 25, were charged in August 2003 with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.
Sheriff's deputies and Starkville police said they recovered crack cocaine, marijuana and various drug packaging paraphernalia from the car in which the two were traveling. Authorities said the car was stopped because the car's window tint was darker than what is allowed by state law.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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