Lexington Police reportedly found over $95,000 in cash and drugs when they arrested former Kentucky football player Marcus Walker back in March. After finding a relatively small amount on Walker’s person at the time of the arrest, most of the money was later found at Walker’s residence, where they also found more suspicious items.
During his initial arrest, police found $430 in cash in Walker’s pockets; after searching a townhome he shared, officials later found $70,312 in a bag by a closet, with an additional $25,000 in a box inside the top floor bedroom.
According to SEC Country, a property and evidence record obtained by the publication confirmed that the money, which exceeds $95,000, belonged to Walker. In addition, during the search, police found 52.86 grams of suspected powder cocaine in a kitchen cabinet, as well as digital scales and material used for packaging. Ultimately, over five pounds of marijuana was found inside the house through different areas, such as inside a water heater closet, under a bed and inside a backpack.
Walker was arrested and booked into the Fayette County Detention Center on charges of trafficking marijuana and cocaine but was released on bond by the following day; his roommate, identified as Tavon Wells, faces the same charges. In addition, Walker was dismissed by Kentucky coach Mark Stoops close to a week after his arrest.
Walker’s next court date is scheduled for June 20, 2018.
Who is Marcus Walker?
Walker was 21 at the time of the incident and is originally from Lake Wales, Florida.
According to CBS WKYT, Walker was a three-star safety out of high school; he is believed to have attended Lake Wales High School. Although he was ultimately dismissed from the team, as explained above, he went on to serve as a University of Kentucky defensive back.
Ultimately, Walker would have limited playing time as a Wildcat. During his last season, he recorded 5 tackles in 12 games last season.