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Jan 11, 2013 4:08 PM

Former UK Basketball Player Pleads Not Guilty In Drug And Theft Case

A former UK basketball player arrested on drug and theft charges Thursday night pleaded not guilty in the case Friday.

Officers arrested Soulemayne "Jules" Camara, 33, at the Stoney Falls Apartments on Armstrong Mill Road on a felony theft warrant. According to the police report, he was in possession of a crack pipe when officers arrested him.

According to court documents, Camara was visiting a friend last October and left with his friend's handgun. After numerous attempts to get Camara to return the weapon, the friend called police.

Police charged Camara with theft by unlawful taking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

This wasn't Camara's first brush with the law. Police arrested him on a DUI charge back in 2010. He was also arrested for DUI during his time at UK.

Camara played for Kentucky from 1998-2003. Originally from Senegal, Africa, he redshirted the 2000-2001 season after violating the school's alcohol policy. The 6-foot-11 forward averaged six points and just under four rebounds per game. He ranks seventh among Kentucky's all team leading shot blockers with 155 career rejections.

Camara is due back in court January 28.

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