Ohio State freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn will not face drug charges after a complete review of the police reports, supplemental narratives from officers, witness statements and about a 30-minute police cruiser video, the Canton Repository is reporting.
Alliance City Law Director Andrew Zumbar has authorized the filing of disorderly conduct and a seat belt violation charges against Dunn and a passenger. Dunn also faces a tail-light violation.
“Based upon the content of all the evidence reviewed, I made the decision to authorize the minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct instead of the drug possession because throughout the entire (traffic) stop Bri’onte Dunn is consistent and denies the paraphernalia and the small amount marijuana are his,” Zumbar said. “The paraphernalia was not found on him.
“His statement is consistent that he denies possession of the objects. He was polite during the entire stop. Otherwise his demeanor was unremarkable in terms of his conduct.”
The car Dunn was pulled over in is registered to his mother, and she showed up to the scene to tell police the marijuana was already inside before Dunn took the vehicle.
We will bring you more as this story develops.