UA football player arraigned on four felony charges - Tucson News Now

UA football player arraigned on four felony charges

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A University of Arizona football player was arraigned Monday on illegal drugs and deadly weapon charges, according to the Tucson Police Department.

Defensive Back Patrick Onwuasor, 20, has been charged with four felonies stemming from an investigation into a home invasion from late April.

The Tucson Police Department responded to a reported invasion incident at an apartment in the 2500 block of W. Anklam Road around 2 a.m. on April 29.

Police say the suspects were initially unknown, but Beverly Hills Police Department personnel later contacted the Tucson Police Department with information that they had discovered during a separate incident under their jurisdiction. That information linked police to Onwuasor, police say.

With the new information, police served a search warrant on an apartment in the 800 block of E. Wetmore in late June.

Police found illegal substances, such as narcotic drugs, narcotic paraphernalia, and marijuana  as well as a weapon in a room believed to be Onwuasor's primary residence.

The case was presented to the Pima County Grand Jury in July and he was charged with possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony drug offense, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

A Grand Jury warrant was issued for Onwuasor's arrest on July 18.

He presented himself for arraignment on July 22 and he was released after the proceedings.

Police say he was not implicated as being present during the April home invasion and was not arrested in relation to the incident.

According to UA head football coach Rich Rodriguez, Onwuasor is no longer with the program. 

"We are aware of the situation with Patrick Onwuasor," Rodriguez said. "He has been removed from the program."

The investigation is ongoing.

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