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NCCU basketball player facing drug charges

Posted March 8, 2012

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— A North Carolina Central University basketball player was arrested Thursday after Durham County deputies found marijuana and thousands of dollars of cash in his apartment.

Deputies searched 5308 Penrith Drive, Apt. F, and found 84 grams of marijuana, $12,008 in cash and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

Landon Christopher Clement, 23, and Kalifa Fletcher, 20, were each charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for drug distribution and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Clement, a senior guard from Raleigh, hasn't played for the Eagles since Dec. 6 because of an injury, N.C. Central Associate Athletics Director Kyle Serba said.

Basketball coach LeVelle Moton said he was disappointed that the welfare one of his players was compromised.

"As coaches, we try to nurture and provide the necessary resources for these young men to be successful. We constantly talk about the impact of making positive decisions; then we hope and pray they make positive decisions when faced with daily temptations,” Moton said in a statement.

Clement and Fletcher were being held in the Durham County jail under $10,000 bonds.

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  • issymayake Mar 9, 2012

    grimreaper,

    Explain the UNC kids who got busted for cocaine possession just last month.

    BTW, our six-year graduation rate is 49%, not 38% (that's a very old SAS report you're looking at). The national rate is about 56%. Considering the populations we serve, lower graduation rates don't tell the full story.

  • kimsstressed Mar 9, 2012

    Follow_The_Money2761 ... possessing a natural plant in this case is illegal... whether people agree with the law or not, at this point in time, it's against the law. Don't like the law? Work to change it... What mistake? Doing something he knows is illegal... risking his future,his son's future, all his hard work and practice ... making the school look bad, his family look bad.. Its a shame, no wonder what color the kid is, or what school he attends.. Surviving in this economy is hard enough as is... now he'll have a record and limited job choices...

  • Uhavenoclu Mar 9, 2012

    Trying to put everyone who attends the school into one category is ridiculous and ignorant.

    Sort of like saying all Muslims are Terrorists?,All Whites are Racist?,All Blacks are Drug Dealing Gang members and all Hispanics are Illegal?

  • BullsEye Mar 9, 2012

    As a NCCU graduate, this upsets me. This guys was just on the front of YahooSports.com not too long ago. Come on man.

  • JDawn1984 Mar 9, 2012

    I'm very disappointed, because I did read the positive article about Landon not too long ago. As for my school, NCCU, there are so many people who graduate from this university and go on to do great things. Trying to put everyone who attends the school into one category is ridiculous and ignorant. If you need an example of one of NCCU's many success stories, read about Jason Jowers. http://www.wral.com/news/local/noteworthy/story/9543154/

  • Follow_The_Money27617 Mar 9, 2012

    Wondering if mommy and daddy will continue to support his "habit" as they have been doing unknowing. Not that they do know, what now?
    charmcclainlovesdogs2
    March 9, 2012 2:17 p.m.
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    Mommy and daddy gave him $12k?

  • thinkbeforespeaking Mar 9, 2012

    COMMENTS HERE ARE FUNNY...... Please before you down a school visit it first....Yes WE(NCCU) have our flaws, holes and downfalls but WE are far from failures.....North Carolina Central was just voted the #1 Public HBCU in the nation.... Sincerely NCCU Graduate ...lets go

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 9, 2012

    Wondering if mommy and daddy will continue to support his "habit" as they have been doing unknowing. Not that they do know, what now?

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Mar 9, 2012

    "YOU CHOSE TO LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY DEAL WITH THEIR RULES!"

    The problem with this statement is that "we the people" make ultimately get to make the rules. Times are changing and so will this law, eventually. When even Pat Robertson is calling for legalizing pot, and at least two Republican candidates for President are calling for legalization, the tide has really changed for the better. Too many people are incarcerated for a natural substance, based solely on outdated stigmas and prejudices.

  • Follow_The_Money27617 Mar 9, 2012

    YOU CHOSE TO LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY DEAL WITH THEIR RULES!

    Yep no protesting. No nothing. Whatever the gov says goes. LOL poor people. No wonder you need gov to make it through the day. You still want blacks to be 3/5ths of a person to. You are TOO easy. Libs always are.

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