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New Orleans Saints defender David Onyemata was given a misdemeanor citation accusing him of illegally possessing marijuana in his Elmwood apartment late last month, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Earlier in the year, a Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigator received tip “that a quantity of marijuana products” were going to be at an apartment in the 5300 block of Citrus Boulevard, agency Capt. Jason Rivarde said. The agent considered the tip reliable and secured a warrant to search the apartment, which turned out to be Onyemata’s and was raided Jan. 29.
The Sheriff’s Office found marijuana, cannabis oil, marijuana edibles and hemp powder the Tuesday of the search, Rivarde said. Onyemata, whose first name is Ebuka, “was cooperative” with investigators and received a summons to appear in court at a later date, according to Rivarde.
The Sheriff’s Office believes the marijuana and other items were for Onyemata’s personal use, Rivarde said. But in Louisiana, possessing marijuana is illegal except in rare circumstances that didn’t apply in this case, and Onyemata “was arrested via summons,” Rivarde said.
Oneymata, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, served in a rotation on the defensive line this season and played nearly 60 percent of the snaps. The 2016 fourth-round pick finished the year with 4 ½ sacks and 35 tackles after appearing in all 16 regular-season games and two postseasons contests.
League discipline for marijuana possession varies, though a positive drug test typically results in a four-game suspension.