Jon Hale of The Courier-Journal placed a call to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and found more on Jason Hatcher’s arrest.
According to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, the arresting officer spotted Hatcher using his cell phone light to look through his vehicle while pulled over speeding. The officer smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle, and discovered Hatcher had stuffed a quarter of a pound down his pants and had another three quarters of a pound in the passenger floor board. That’s a whole lot of marijuana.
Trafficking a pound of marijuana comes with one to five years in jail for first time offenders. It’s probably safe to assume we’ve seen the last of Hatcher in a Kentucky football uniform, which is terribly sad considering his NFL potential and veteran role on UK’s defense.