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SEC Football Player Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges Had Almost $100,000 In Cash

View from the corner of Kroger Field's end zone section during a Kentucky football game.

In May, Kentucky defensive back Marcus Walker was arrested on multiple drug charges. The redshirt sophomore was booked on marijuana and cocaine trafficking charges, as well as paraphernalia possession.

New details have been released on Walker's case, and it adds another layer to things. Walker had an excessive amount of cash in his townhouse when he was brought in.

According to an SEC Country report, he allegedly had a total of over $95,000 in his home, split between a bag and a box. From the report:

When former Kentucky safety Marcus Walker was arrested at 4:40 a.m. on May 24 in Lexington on drug trafficking charges, police found $430 in cash in his pockets. After a search, $70,312 was found in a bag by a closet and another $25,000 was found in a box in the top-floor bedroom of a townhome he shared.

The more than $95,000 in cash belonged to Walker, according to a property and evidence record obtained by SEC Country.

Head coach Mark Stoops dismissed Marcus Walker just days after the arrest.

He was primarily a special teams player for the Wildcats, recording five tackles in 12 appearances last season. He redshirted as a freshman back in 2015.

The report of the condition of Walker's apartment, as well as the sheer amount of drugs that were allegedly present at the time of his arrest, is jarring as well.

During the search, police found 52.86 grams of suspected powder cocaine in a kitchen cabinet along with digital scales and packaging material. More than 5 pounds of marijuana was found throughout the house — in a water heater closet, a counter next to the stove, under a bed and in a backpack.


“Inside the door, the living room was in a state of disarray with all the furniture and television strewn across the floor along with marijuana, cash, and blood,” the affidavit said.

One officer observed three clear bags in plain view, “approximately the size of a soccer ball full of marijuana.”

Walker is scheduled to appear in court on June 20.