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Ex-Razorback player charged in drug case



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A former University of Arkansas football player accused of possessing marijuana was being held Friday in the Benton County jail.

Korliss Marshall, 26, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and distribution of controlled substance near certain facilities.

A probation officer requested assistance from police to do a home check on Marshall and his girlfriend after the officer received a tip that Marshall was involved with drugs, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Victoria White, Marshall’s girlfriend, let officers into the home, and they smelled marijuana, according to the affidavit. Officers reported finding two bags of marijuana in the living room. One was a duffel bag, the affidavit said.

White, who is a probationer, said the marijuana belonged to Marshall, according to the affidavit. She called Marshall, who is also on probation, and asked him to return to the home.

Officers searched Marshall’s vehicle and found a backpack with more suspected marijuana, money and a digital scale, the affidavit said. Marshall took responsibility for the money and marijuana, but refused to provide any additional statements, according to the affidavit.

Authorities took $15,267 from the house and car, according to the affidavit.

The residence on Marietta Court is near Old Wire Elementary School, according to the affidavit.

Marshall was arrested in 2018 in northeast Arkansas on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and driving without a license. He pleaded guilty and was placed on three years of probation.

Marshall played for the Razorbacks during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He was suspended for five of the Razorbacks’ final six games of the 2014 regular season for what was described as a violation of university policies.

He rushed for 119 yards and one touchdown that season, and was the team leader with 271 kickoff return yards, including a 97-yard touchdown against Northern Illinois.