Court documents: Suspended football player Poole bought dangerous drugs


MISSOULA, Mont. - Court documents say the Griz tackle suspended from the team over the weekend had 'molly' in his possession.

Police arrested 20-year-old Trevor Poole overnight on Saturday, after they say a Missoula Drug Task Force officer watched Poole engage in a 'hand to hand' transaction of a plastic baggie at Disco Bloodbath III, a Halloween party off Highway 93.

Officers suspected a drug transaction to they approached Poole who they say told them he had two 'molly' pills in his pocket. 'Molly" is the street name for MDMA, a Schedule I dangerous drug, similar to Ecstasy.

Poole was arrested and booked in jail around 4 a.m. Sunday. He's since been dismissed from the football team.

Poole, a red shirt sophomore is listed as an offensive tackle for the Griz. He played in last Saturday's home game against Idaho State.

UM Athletic Director Kent Haslam told NBC Montana Sunday night, that Poole is indefinitely suspended from the football team.

"Obviously it's disappointing, we want people to make good decisions all the time," said Haslam.

That punishment is according to the UM's Student Athlete Conduct Code. A felony arrest is a 'Category I Violation.'

"When any student athlete is charged with a felony that is categorized as a Category I offense, and that student athlete is suspended indefinitely or dismissed from the team, and that is the case here too," Haslam said.

Haslam said he got a call from head football coach Mick Delaney early Sunday morning about the incident. Then the Athletic Conduct Team was notified and made the decision. Haslam said he was also in close contact with UM President Royce Engstrom.

The judge released Poole from jail on his own recognizance Monday, because he doesn't have a criminal record. He's scheduled to appear in court again next month.

NBC Montana will keep you updated.

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