SOSU QB suspended after marijuana charges

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DURANT, OK -- Southeastern quarterback Justin Pitrucha has been dismissed from the football team following an arrest and marijuana charges.

Pitrucha was arrested on Sunday night for marijuana possession and intent to distrubue within 2000 feet of the Southeastern campus. Head Football Coach Ray Richards suspended his quarterback, leaving the door open for a possible return.

“It would be inappropriate for me to address the specifics of this matter at the present time,’’ Richards said. “However, his status may be re-evaluated at a later date.’’

Pitrucha was one of six people arrested with possession charges, and one of two with intent to distribute.

Pitrucha shined as the starting quarterback two years ago, leading the Storm to a 6-4 record. But the team slipped to 4-6 last year, when Pitrucha was forced to sit out the season due to academic reasons.


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  • by Republican in Ardmore Location: Ardmore on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:34 PM
    This case still going on? If the DA in Bryan County has any sense, she'll make sure he's convicted of something.
  • by Michelle Location: Tx on May 16, 2008 at 07:17 AM
    Justin has never done drugs before, and he hasnt lied either. The stupid baby opened the blinds, and the cops saw smoke! They need to drop the charges. If anything, the girl who had the diaperbag, which held the drugs, that girl should be put to jail. She confessed!!!!
  • by brainlapse Location: Sherman on May 7, 2008 at 09:13 PM
    I'm sure most of you know this, but just in case there is someone who doesn't, here you go. The charge of "intent to distribute" doesn't mean that the police have evidence that he was dealing. By law, someone MUST be charged with "intent to distribute" if they possess over a pre-set amount of the drug. So, nobody is calling Justin a "dealer." "Intent to distribute" is only on the charge, because the police found more than that pre-set amount in his possession when they arrested him.
  • by Marcus Sasko Location: Carrollton on May 7, 2008 at 01:26 PM
    JP is my friend. He is innocent. I know him way too well. He might smoke every once in awhile but he would never have that kind of abundance and would never sell. He has a future and i hate all of these people who judge when they were not present. Wait until the verdict is out. Everyone will see he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and is getting a horrible reputation for it. Let it play out.
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2008 at 04:07 PM
    1ST OFF WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO INAOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILITY THAT IS WHERE EVERYONE MAKING THEIR FIRST MISTAKE 2ND IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE NEWS WOULD TALK TO BOTH SIDES DO A LITTLE INVESTAGATING ON THEIR OWN MAYBE THEN THEY COULD TELL MORE TRUTHS BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE COPS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE GOODGUYS THERE WAS A MAN THAT WON THE PULITIZ PRIZE FOR NUCULAR FUSSION GUESS WHAT HE WAS ON ACID WHEN THE IDEA CAME TO HIM. ALSO I WOULD RATHER BE AROUND POTHEAD OR METH HEAD ANYTIME. RATHER THAN BE AROUND LIQ. DRINKING BEER GULLIZING,PILL POPPING A@@H()_ THAT KILL'S MORE PEOPLE EVERY YEAR BY THE WAY THAN CANCER BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT A CLUE THAT LEGAL OR ILLEGAL A DRUG IS A DRUG IS A DURG.
  • by boo Location: pittsburg on May 3, 2008 at 03:43 PM
    judge not lest you be judged !innocent until proven guilty,let pitrucha have a chance to defend himself.until then lets try to get the price of gas and food decreased with the same response as this thread.
  • by Tired Location: Durant on May 1, 2008 at 11:19 AM
    "SOSU student" I am well aware of who Justin Stephens is thank you very much...also, she has only been charged, not convicted...what is so wrong with her going out with friends to have a good time? Is supposed to sit at home and wait for her next court date? She is allowed to have a life..like I said, she has not been convicted of anything. Furthermore, Justin was not driving either. I am very well aware of who went that night and who drove and he was not the one...it wasn't even his car that they were in that night. So why would he be driving it??
  • by Jennifer Landry Location: Durant on Apr 30, 2008 at 10:21 PM
    Wow, there are more responses on this story than the woman who killed a child. So, you all think you are right. Some nice comments, some stupid, either way you keep posting. Some one said earlier that i live in apt. wrong, a triplex, good assumption though. Most of you get on my nerves cause you are wrong, but cant except the truth, cause your education level is not up there...not judging just making fun of someone who said that about one of the people making comments early, I think you are all funny for saying stuff about my situation and others posting stuff, geeze hate on everyone mr. and mrs. perfect. Again, annonymous is getting on my nerves just put your name. Are you that scared of being judged, obviously you dont mind dishing it out...I just cant believe people!! I cant wait for something else to happen and most of you who just judge the people on the news. Not important enough, it makes you feel unimportant, ahh poor babies.
  • by REALITY CHECK TOO ALL DURANT CITIZENS Location: DURANT, OK on Apr 30, 2008 at 08:40 PM
    IS IT REALLY THAT NECESSARY TO TAKE SHOTS AT THE THE FIRST STRING QUARTERBACK!!! IF YOU THE PEOPLE OF THIS TOWN ONLY KNEW THE TRUTH THE CRAP DISPLAYED ON THE NEWS AND THE COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN POSTED WOULD BE ERASED FROM THIS WEBSITE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT KNOW JUSTIN PTRUCHAS NAME IS NOT EVEN ON THE LEASE OF THAT APARTMENT. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THIS YOUNG MAN OR AS SOME OF YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE REFER TO HIM AS AN ADULT WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF IN THE "COURT OF LAW". SO STOP THE NONSENSE OF THESE REDICULOUS COMMENTS WHEN NOBODY ON THIS PAGE KNOWS THE TRUE STORY BEHIND WHAT HAS BEEN SAID TO BE A "POT PARTY BUST" INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE WHAT A JOKE. THE GUY HAS NEVER PERTAKEN IN ANY DRUG AFFILIATION. WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME IS A CORRECT AND A LEGITMATE COMMENT. BUT THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT. AND THOSE OF YOU MAKING THESE COMMENTS WILL BE LOOKED UPON AS FOOLS. THE MAN KNOWS THE LORD AND MADE A MISTAKE FOR BEING THERE BUT I TRULY BELIEVE THAT ALL OF US AT SOME POINT HAVE MADE MISTAKES.
  • by SOSU STUDENT Location: Durant on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:44 AM
    Hey "tired". I don't think I said drinking was illegal, and thanks for the lesson on the legal drinking age. MY POINT was that she has apparently fried some brain cells. Most people who had FELONY drug charges filed on them earlier in the week most likely wouldn't think going out drinking(NUMEROUS SHOTS) would be the wisest decision. By the way, not sure which one was driving, her or Justin stephens (another guy that got busted with her), but I can promise you that neither needed to be.
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