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Jamal Coombs-McDaniel had marijuna, police said.



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    Jamal Coombs-McDaniel was arrested on drug charges, according to reports.

    A UConn basketball player has been arrested on drug charges.

    Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, a 21-year-old sophomore forward of the team, was arrested on Thursday evening.

    Coombs-McDaniel, of Dorchester, Massachusetts and two other Boston men were found with 5.6 grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a package of cigars used to smoke marijuana, UConn police told, the Mansfield-Storrs Patch reports.

    Coombs-McDaniel played in all 41 games of the Huskies championship-winning basketball season and started in two games, according to the roster. He hit his game high 25 points this season against Providence College and scored 9 points in the Maui Invitational Championship win over Kentucky.

    The UConn Athletics Department said it is aware of the arrest, but has no further comment.

    NBC Connecticut has left a message with UConn police but they did not immediately respond.

    Coombs-McDaniel is due in court on May 5.