Feb 27, 2012 11:00 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky junior linebacker Ridge Wilson is facing felony drug trafficking charges after being arrested in Louisville.
According to a police citation, officers arrested Wilson after finding him parked early Sunday morning on the side of a downtown street in a known drug trafficking area. Police say Wilson mentioned several times he played for Kentucky but gave consent to search the car. An officer found a pair of jeans with a bag of Xanax pills in the pants.
Officers say the 21-year-old Wilson was carrying $1,947 in cash at the time of his arrest.
Wilson lettered twice while playing in 24 games for the Wildcats.
University of Kentucky spokesman Tony Neely says Wilson has been suspended indefinitely from the team for a violation of team rules.
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