February 6, 2009
Report: NMSU guard jailed on drug charge
Guard Terrance Joyner of New Mexico State has been suspended for what the school said was
a violation of team rules, the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News reported.
Joyner, a 6-foot-2 inch freshman from Woodland Hills, Calif., was arrested Wednesday morning by police in El Paso, Texas, for possession of marijuana at El Paso International Airport.TSA agents alerted police after checking a bag belonging to Joyner that was checked with Southwest Airlines. It contained approximately 11/2 marijuana cigarettes, the report said.
Joyner is free on the $300 bond he posted while at the El Paso County Jail.
If he is found guilty of the possession charge, a Class B misdemeanor in Texas, Joyner faces a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.
NMSU student-athletes must sign a consent form and if they test positive three times during their athletic career, a player is subject to immediate removal from his or her athletic team.
Results of a random drug test were not available.