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SSU football player arrested on drug charges
Savannah State University football player Byron Leggett was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of a drug-related object for use, driving under the influence in a less safe manner (drugs) and driving too fast for conditions, according to Savannah-Chatham police.
Leggett, a rising senior wide receiver and graduate of Savannah High, was booked into the Chatham County jail.
Arresting officer Daniel Stephenson stopped Leggett’s vehicle in the 7800 block of Abercorn Street. Stephenson wrote in the arrest report that Leggett was the lone occupant of his vehicle. As Stephenson approached the lowered passenger window of Leggett’s car, he said he detected a strong odor of marijuana.
During a search of Leggett’s vehicle, in the center console, Stephenson wrote that he “uncovered a grinder, silver in color with chipped green enamel, designed to resemble a stack of poker chips. Smelling the grinder I detected an odor of marijuana, as well as very small flecks of a green leafy material, not of an amount to test.”
According to the arrest report, Leggett “consented to a chemical test of his blood.” After collecting the samples, Leggett was transported to Chatham County jail.