Update, 1:30 p.m. Glover's bond has since been lowered to $500,000.
Duke football player Tyree Glover, a sophomore, was arrested Tuesday on charges of trafficking cocaine, among other offenses. He was subsequently dismissed from the team Wednesday.
Durham Police Department officers arrested Glover, 20, on Gregson Street in the 400 block near Bright Leaf Square with 29.6 grams of powder cocaine, according to DPD Public Information Officer Kammie Michael. Durham police officers then obtained a search warrant to enter his dorm room, where they found 72.4 grams of marijuana. Duke Police Chief John Dailey said DPD is handling the case entirely.
According to DPD records, Glover is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI substance.
Schedule II substances, which include cocaine and opium extracts, are defined as those with a high potential for abuse. Schedule VI substances, which include marijuana and hashish, are classified as having low potential for abuse, according to the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act.
Glover is also charged with maintaining a vehicle for sale of a controlled substance, a felony.
According to the state controlled substances act, the trafficking of 28 to 199 grams of cocaine is a Class G felony leading to 35 to 42 months in prison and a minimum fine of $50,000. Possession of more than one-and-a-half ounces—or approximately 42.5 grams—of marijuana is a Class I felony, which can leads to two years in prison.
Glover is currently being held under a $750,000 bond for all of the charges, Michael said, adding that as of 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Durham police report had not been turned in.
Head coach David Cutcliffe announced Wednesday that Glover had been dismissed from the football team “for conduct unbecoming of a member of the program,” according to a press release. Art Chase, director of sports information, said the program has no further comment at this time. Glover’s status as a Duke student is still unknown.
Glover has played in a reserve role as a linebacker for the past two seasons, appearing in 23 games, including 11 games last season. He recorded 12 tackles this year and played primarily on special teams. In 2010, he started against Wake Forest and had a season-high four stops against both Virginia Tech and Boston College.
Glover’s arrest marks the fourth arrest of a Duke football player in the past 16 months. Former football players John Drew, Kyle Griswould and Brandon Putnam were arrested and charged with felonious possession and discharge of a weapon in January 2010, at which point they were dismissed from the team and barred from campus. The three players later pleaded guilty in court to misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on educational property. Putnam returned to campus in Fall 2010 after applying for re-enrollment, though he is no longer on the football team.
In an email Wednesday night, Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek wrote that she cannot “comment on the status of individual students.”
Glover is currently scheduled to appear in court May 12.
Andy Moore contributed reporting.