Top Auburn recruit Kalvaraz Bessent among 4 arrested on felony d - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Top Auburn recruit Kalvaraz Bessent among 4 arrested on felony drug charges

Posted: Updated:
Photo Source: AuburnTigers.com Photo Source: AuburnTigers.com
  • AuburnMore>>

  • Gus Malzahn - Auburn - September 2, 2014

    Gus Malzahn - Auburn - September 2, 2014

    Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn answers questions from the media on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
    Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn answers questions from the media on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
  • No. 6 Auburn defeats Arkansas in season opener 45-21

    No. 6 Auburn defeats Arkansas in season opener 45-21

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:41:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Auburn Tigers defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday by a score of 45-21 to start the 2014 season. From the way things looked on Saturday, the Auburn offense has not slowed down since 2013. The
    The Auburn Tigers defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday by a score of 45-21 to start the 2014 season.
  • What We Learned from the SEC in Week 1

    What We Learned from the SEC in Week 1

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:51:41 GMT

    For a while, it looked like the college football world was going to be upended in the first week of play, but it all worked out according to plan in the end.

    For a while, it looked like the college football world was going to be upended in the first week of play, but it all worked out according to plan in the end.

NASSAU CO., FL (WSFA) -

A highly-sought 4-star football recruit who signed with Auburn University on National Signing Day last week has been arrested and charged with two felony charges and a misdemeanor in Florida.

Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent was arrested, along with three others, around 10 p.m. Friday in Nassau County, Florida after the vehicle they were in was pulled over for speeding. The vehicle was going 58 in a 45 mph zone.

The Nassau County Sheriff's Department says the officer smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle. The search ended with the discovery of four bags of marijuana totaling 202.5 grams.

No one in the vehicle took ownership of the drugs and each was arrested.

Bessent, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with felony possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and felony intent to distribute. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Each of the others, including driver Elbert Thornton, face the same charges, according to the sheriff.

Bessent later posted a bond of $5,500 and was released. He is scheduled to be arraigned on February 27.  

An Auburn University spokesperson says Coach Gus Malzahn is aware of the situation and is continuing to gather information.

Bessent later tweeted "God knows the truth and he is going to stick with me through this if nobody else will!!" on his twitter account @Kalvarexbessent

Bessent, a St. Mary's, Georgia native, was originally committed to the Crimson Tide but was flipped by Auburn during the recruiting process. He officially signed with the Tigers on Feb. 5.

He is considered one of the nation's top cornerbacks with 247sports rating him No. 11 and ESPN rating him the No. 9.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll

    A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:19 GMT
    Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season...
    Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after...
  • What We Learned from the SEC in Week 1

    What We Learned from the SEC in Week 1

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:51:41 GMT

    For a while, it looked like the college football world was going to be upended in the first week of play, but it all worked out according to plan in the end.

    For a while, it looked like the college football world was going to be upended in the first week of play, but it all worked out according to plan in the end.

  • Marshall, Johnson, No. 6 Auburn top Arkansas 45-21

    Marshall, Johnson, No. 6 Auburn top Arkansas 45-21

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:30:45 GMT
    Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Nick Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
    The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.