MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Shepherd University football players arrested last week on marijuana-related charges were placed on six months of unsupervised probation Monday as part of an agreement reached in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Richard Stephens said felony charges against Demetrius B. Weeden, 22, of Waldorf, Md., and Ayowole G. Ijelu, 22, of Germantown, Md., were dismissed because "after further investigation it appears they weren't selling" the marijuana police found in the car in which they were riding Sept. 16. No scales or additional evidence to indicate they were dealing the drug was found, Stephens said.
In a brief court appearance before Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, Weeden and Ijelu signed no-contest pleas to misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana. The pleas will not be entered in the court record if the men stay out of trouble during the probation period, according to Stephens and defense attorneys Betsy Giggenbach and J. Stephen Freda. They could then request to have their arrest expunged from the record, Giggenbach said.