Ohio.com University of Akron starting point guard Alex Abreu was arrested Thursday on drug charges and has been suspended from the team indefinitely as the Zips begin their run for a Mid-American Conference men’s basketball championship. Police said Abreu and another Akron man were being held in the Summit County Jail on marijuana-trafficking charges. One count is a third-degree felony; the other is a felony drug-abuse charge, court records show. Abreu, 21, of East Exchange Street, and Austin L. Durgala, 18, of East Dartmore Avenue, are expected to appear today in Akron Municipal Court. Police said Abreu and Durgala accepted delivery of a package containing 5 pounds of marijuana. The package had been intercepted at a local courier service after a K-9 unit detected the drug during shipment. Undercover officers then delivered the package to Abreu and Durgala at the East Dartmore residence.
How hard is it to get weed in college now? You’ve got to mail five pound parcels of weed to yourself? You know the government has agents with dogs looking for exactly this sort of dumb move, right? Its their job to make sure mailing illegal drugs does not happen. This seems like a rookie weed mistake by Alex Abreu, you are the starting point guard and a leader at Akron, you can’t have some freshman scrub do your dirty work and go buy the weed for you? You can’t just get it from the kids with dreadlocks that listen to Phish down the hall? Dumb, risky move, and for that you deserve to be suspended.
FYI: Abreu is a team leader for the Akron Zips who averages 10 points and 6 assists a game, and now a freshman will start in his place in the MAC Tournament, in which they are the top seed.