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Ex-Wolfpack player faces drug trafficking charges

Posted January 15, 2009 11:44 a.m. EST

— A former North Carolina State University football player has been charged with cocaine trafficking, police said.

Tyler Stacy Lawrence, 38, was charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count each of possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and maintaining a vehicle for the sale or distribution of drugs. He was being held Thursday in the Durham County Jail under an $885,000 bond.

Lawrence was arrested Wednesday in the parking lot of Woodcroft Shopping Center, at 4711 Hope Valley Road.

He was a linebacker at N.C. State from 1990 to 1993 and played with the New York Giants in 1995.