Iowa State freshman forward Cameron Lard has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop in February.
The charges were first reported by the Ames Tribune’s Travis Hines. DieHards has verified the charges through a search of Iowa’s court records, although the full report could not immediately be recovered.
The arrest was made on Feb. 4, while the Cyclones were still in season. Police stopped Lard for speeding when the paraphernalia allegedly was found.
According to Hines, the full police report alleges that the arresting officer “located a glass pipe in the back passenger side door console, with residue on it. The defendant was the only occupant of the vehicle and could easily reach the back seat.”
Lard’s jury trial is set for May 8.
Hines reached out to the Iowa State athletic department, but officials declined comment through a spokesperson. DieHards also has reached out for comment.
Lard averaged 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in his freshman season. At 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds, the forward from Natchitoches, La., was expected to be a major part of Iowa State’s offense moving forward. He started 16 of the 29 games he played in last season, including the Cyclones’ next game after his arrest, in which he scored 22 points in a loss at Texas Tech.