A baseball player and a former football player are among the four Oklahoma State University students arrested and charged with receiving around eights pounds of marijuana on Thursday, the Daily O'Collegian reports.
Newsok.com says Gabe Weidenaar, a senior utility player and pitcher, is the second OSU baseball player arrested in two weeks, starting pitcher Kyle Ottoson was arrested April 17 on a complaint of aggravated driving under the influence. Ottoson performed community service before rejoining the team Tuesday.
Former OSU football player Jarrod Fields was arrested with Weidenaar.
Stillwater Police Department spokesman Randy Dickerson told the Huffington Post by email that the U.S. Postal Inspector identified two suspicious packages on Wednesday and contacted Stillwater police.
He said his department worked with the U.S. Postal Inspector to arrange the controlled deliveries as part of its investigation. The two packages contained four pounds of marijuana each. Together, their estimated worth is $70,000.
Police arrested Weidenaar, Fields, Ryan Large and Austin Yoder, who Dickerson says is Weidenaar's girlfriend.
Weidenaar did not travel with the baseball team for the three-game series against Kansas State, said Director of Communications Gary Shutt on Friday to the Daily O'Collegian. He entered a plea of not guilty on Monday, according to newson6.com.
“The coaching staff is gathering information and [Weidenaar’s] status with the team will be determined as soon as possible,” Shutt says.
According to OSU's athletics website, Weidenaar transferred to OSU from the College of Southern Nevada where he helped lead the team to the Junior College World Series.
Jarrod Fields is a senior and former cornerback for the OSU Cowboys from Ardmore, Okla.