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Two ETSU basketball players arrested on drug charges

Published On: Nov 20 2012 11:47:34 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 20 2012 02:15:19 PM EST
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

East Tennessee State University senior basketball players Sheldon Cooley and Marcus Dubose have been indefinitely suspended from the team following arrests on drug charges.

They were charged Monday by the First Judicial Drug Task Force. This is Cooley's second arrest this year. He was charged in February with filing a false police report.

Cooley was jailed Monday on a drug paraphernalia possession charge. Dubose was charged with drug possession for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

ETSU Director of Media Relations Joe Smith released this statement Tuesday:

“Both Sheldon Cooley and Marcus Dubose have been suspended indefinitely from the East Tennessee State University men’s basketball team following arrests made by the First Judicial Drug Task Force on Monday, Nov. 19.  The First Judicial Drug Task Force is overseeing this investigation.  From the beginning, ETSU has cooperated with this investigation and will continue to do so.”