UF's Purifoy arrested for pot possession

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:32 p.m.

Starting cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy is facing a first-degree misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana (less than 20 grams) following his arrest early Sunday morning.

Purifoy, a junior, was riding in the backseat of car that was stopped for a right-of-way violation. Police discovered a small amount of marijuana (2.5 grams) in the car. Purifoy was given a notice to appear in court Wednesday. According to court records, his arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 21 at 9 a.m.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp is aware of the incident and is handling it,” UF spokesman Steve McClain said.

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