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A Utah State University football player has been charged with possessing several drugs, including ecstasy, Adderall, mushrooms and marijuana.
Following a bust last week, Chris Copier, 24, was charged Monday in 1st District Court with six counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and an additional count of distribution of, or arranging to distribute, a controlled substance. He was also charged with a weapons offense.
The crimes are second- and third-degree felonies. The former carry potential prison sentences of one to 15 years, while the latter carry sentences of zero to five years.
Copier was a tight-end on the team. He has been suspended, USU Athletics spokesman Doug Hoffman said Monday.
The Cache-Rich Drug Task Force made multiple controlled buys from Copier, Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge said. On Friday afternoon, they stopped him in a vehicle and allegedly found a quarter-pound of marijuana and 46 ecstasy pills inside.
When police searched his home in northwest Logan, officers also found a handgun, about $1,600 in cash, and more drugs, including marijuana, mushrooms, and Xanex, Budge said. The Xanex was "all packaged up for sale," Budge added.
Copier was arrested and booked into the Cache County jail on Friday evening. He has since made bail, according to court documents.
His bond was set at $55,000, according to the jail website.