Former IUP football player Errol Brewster yesterday waived drug charges against him to court and will face trial for possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
The same charges against De’Antwan Williams were withdrawn and two of the three offenses against Jerell McFadden were withdrawn, but McFadden did plead guilty yesterday to possession of a small amount of marijuana.
The case began in the early morning hours of September 23rd when Indiana Borough police went to the South 6th Street apartment shared by the three players on a citizen’s complaint that drug activity was taking place there. Brewster answered the door and McFadden and Williams were sitting on a couch. When police entered, they say McFadden reached toward his feet and both men were ordered to show their hands. There was a small bag of marijuana at McFadden’s feet. A search turned up a “large amount of marijuana” that none of the three would admit to owning, but Brewster later confessed that it was his.
After his arrest, Brewster was dismissed from the football team and is no longer a student at IUP. Williams and McFadden remain with the team. IUP has not announced what discipline will be taken against McFadden for his guilty plea.