SAU football players arrested on drug charges


By Beth Lawrence - blawrence@laurinburgexchange.com



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LAURINBURG – Laurinburg police arrested two St. Andrews University football players on drug-related charges late last week.

A university security officer contacted the police department’s gang unit on Thursday to report that drugs had been found in a dorm room, according to Assistant Police Chief Terry Chavis.

Police responded to the Concord Hall dorm unit and investigated the claim.

Authorities have charged Isiah Page, 18, of Clinton and Joshua Godwin, 18, of Scotland Neck.

Page and Godwin are players on the inaugural St. Andrews University football team. Page was a safety for the Knights and Godwin was a running back.

St. Andrews officials did not return calls Monday for comment.

Page was arrested for possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Assistant Police Chief Terry Chavis.

Godwin was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Page was found to be in possession of marijuana and a drug scale,” Chavis said. “Seized was a glass marijuana pipe, two digital drug scales, and 15.9 grams of marijuana.”

Chavis did not specify what items were seized from which students other than the marijuana and one scale.

Page was given a $1,500 secured bond and had a first court appearance Monday.

Godwin was given a $300 unsecured bond.

In an unrelated incident, police arrested a Laurinburg man on drug charges during the city’s Christmas parade on Saturday.

Dakim Leggett, 18, of Blakely Road was arrested for possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and carrying a concealed gun.

Officers managing traffic for the parade on Plaza Road made contact with Leggett found him to be in possession of the gun and drugs, according to Chavis.

Police seized 21.4 grams of marijuana, a glass jar, digital scales and a cell phone.

Leggett was given a $5,000 secured bond and has a first court appearance today.

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By Beth Lawrence

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