MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Roc Thomas, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, has been charged with felony drug possession in connection with a January incident.
According to charges filed in Dakota County Wednesday, officers were dispatched to an apartment in Mendota Heights on January 16 at about 2:30 p.m. Some residents had complained about the smell of marijuana.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: More Dangerous Wind Chill Early Thursday, Light Snow Friday
When officers arrived at the apartment, they found Thomas and another person inside.
Officers had a search warrant, and found multiple glass jars containing what they suspected to be marijuana, as well as other containers holding marijuana wax. Both tested positive for THC.READ MORE: Pond Hockey, Snow Sculpting Events Bringing International Attention To MN Winter Fun
Investigators also said they found a vape pen, along with nearly $16,000 in the nightstands next to the bed.
Thomas told officers that all the marijuana in the apartment was for his own personal use, and that he was not selling it, the complaint says.
The Minnesota Vikings issued this statement Wednesday evening:MORE NEWS: Senate Democrats Fail To Change Rules On Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights (CBS News)
“We are aware of the charges filed against Roc Thomas and have expressed our disappointment directly to Roc for his actions. We will respect both the legal process and the NFL’s disciplinary process.”