Wednesday, 14 November 2007 08:38
The Boone Police Department Narcotics Unit has issued
several drug charges against a 21-year-old Appalachian State University
Sociology major Jonathan Ray Thompson of High Point has been
charged with three counts of misdemeanor possession of Schedule III controlled
substances (steroids) and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
charges stem from a search warrant executed at a home on the 2000 block of
Highway 105 on October 6. Patrolmen initially came to his residence to question Ray about another
incident and paraphernalia was in plain sight. Items
believed to be
steroids as well as syringes were seized and sent to an SBI lab for
analysis. The substances were confirmed to be three different steroids.
While Ray, a junior, was on the football roster
for the 2007 ASU Mountaineers, Coach Jerry Moore says he was dismissed over a
month ago when drug rumors began to circulate. Moore says the defensive lineman
never played in a game.