A search of Alabama Crimson Tide tight end Kurt Freitag's room last week turned up 112 grams of marijuana and $4,661 in cash, per court records cited by AL.com on Monday.
Per AL.com's Steven Dethrage, "according to a fruits of crime forfeiture complaint filed Monday, agents of the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force were tipped off by a confidential information of a pending drug transaction involving the Crimson Tide's sophomore tight end."
Agents tasked with monitoring the transaction saw the deal go through on Tuesday. However, it is unclear at this juncture what Freitag's role in the transaction was.
Kurt Freitag (courtesy of AL.com)
The officials confronted Freitag and read him his Miranda rights. He would give the agents permission to search his dorm room, where the marijuana and cash were then uncovered.
Agents seized the evidence, but records do not show Freitag having been officially charged as of this time.
According to Dethrage, "a spokeswoman for the University of Alabama said Monday afternoon that UA would look into the incident, but offered nothing further. A spokesman for WANTF and the Tuscaloosa Police Department declined to comment."
Freitag was a 4-star recruit in Alabama's class of 2012. No indication has been made either way as to how this incident will affect his eligibility going forward.
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