The Tallahassee Police Department conducted a two-month drug investigation into Deondre Francois because it received a tip that he possessed marijuana with the intent to sell, according to a search warrant obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
From the Sentinel’s story:
The anonymous male tipster, who said he was inside Francois’s apartment in late February, told TPD he saw a large paper grocery-type bag full of cannabis, estimated at about two pounds, present during a drug-related crime.
The tip led to an investigation in which TPD collected and examined the contents of Francois’ curbside garbage on four separate occasions.
But when TPD concluded its investigation of Francois last Thursday, an executed search warrant conducted at his apartment yielded just 17 grams of marijuana among other items.
Francois was not arrested and offered the chance to participate in a pre-trial diversion program after the search. He was not expected to play in FSU’s spring game last week and was present on the sidelines for the game.
“He’s got to be smart about who he’s around and what he’s around, and make good decisions,” Willie Taggart said at the time of the original report. “I advise him to just make sure he’s around his teammates all the time.”
Francois originally told police he knew marijuana was on the premises, but hadn’t smoked since Dec. 2017. He said the drugs belonged to his girlfriend.
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