Found March 08, 2013 on USA Sports 360:
PLAYERS: Alex Abreu

The Akron Zips, the team that was on a major NCAA winning streak that ended with 19 in a row see the season abruptly come to an end for one of their players.  Alex Abreu was arrested in Akron, Ohio after accepting a delivery of 5 pounds of marijuana at a home in Akron from an under-cover police officer. It seems as though a drug sniffing dog smelled the pot in a package  at a delivery service. Officials looked into the suspicious package and discovered that it did contain the drug. Police then took the package to a house where Abreu then accepted it. Once he did his troubles started. He was taken into custody and he was booked on charges of trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana. 18-year-old Austin L. Durgala was also arrested with Abreu. The bust couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Zips are set to play one of their biggest rivals tonight in the biggest game of their season. Akron was set to make a run toward the NCAA Tournament. A win over Kent State would be huge. Now the Zips face uncertainty as their starting point guard is set to make a court appearance today on the charges he is faced with.  Akron has suspended Abreu indefinitely  while the police investigation goes on. It will be interesting to see what kind of defense Abreu puts on. The police delivered a package to him, did he really know what the contents of that package? Have the Akron narcotics detectives been investigating Abreu all season long? We are going to have to follow this situation to see what develops. For the Akron Zips basketball team they need to get their focus off of Abreu and back to playing the game when they take on Kent State tonight.


Akron guard Abreu arrested, suspended

University of Akron point guard Alex Abreu has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on marijuana trafficking charges Thursday afternoon. Narcotics officers made the arrest late Thursday afternoon after intercepting a delivery intended for Abreu. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Abreu remains in Summit County Jail. A University of Akron statement said Abreu's...

Akron guard Alex Abreu arrested on felony drug charge

The Akron Zips are one of those mid-major teams that everyone believes can make a lot of noise in a couple of weeks when the NCAA Tournament begins, but it appears as if they are going to be doing it without their star guard, Alex Abreu, as he is was arrested on Thursday for multiple felony charges. According to the Akron Beacon-Journal, the All-MAC junior was arrested by undercover...

Akron's Basketball Star Alex Abreu Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges

On Thursday, the Akron Zips basketball team received some shocking and sad news that their basketball star Alex Abreu has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested on drug-trafficking charges.According to a report, Abreu, 21, and Austin L. Durgala, 18, were caught and arrested for trafficking marijuana and possession of marijuana. The two were charged after detectives seized...

Akron Guard Alex Abreu Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

I guess Abreu was more interested in being the next Rick Ross (the drug dealer not the rapper), than the March Madness. He will be spending the rest of March trying to figure out how to stay out of jail. Deadspin has the details. The Akron Zips will be without the services of starting point guard Alex Abreu after the All-MAC junior found himself in jail today facing multiple felony...

Akron suspends Abreu following arrest

Akron point guard Alex Abreu was suspended Thursday after he was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking of marijuana. A team spokesman said the indefinite suspension is pending the outcome of a police investigation. In an emailed statement, the spokesman said the university is gathering information and questions about the investigation should be directed to the Akron...

Akron Zips starter suspended after arrest for drug trafficking

Akron Zips starting point guard Alex Abreu was arrested Thursday on multiple felony drug charges after reportedly accepting a shipment of marijuana from undercover cops.According to the police report, Abreu and another man accepted delivery of a package containing approximately five pounds of marijuana.The package had been intercepted at a local courier service after a K-9 unit detected...

Akron G pleads not guilty to charges

Akron's special season has hit a stunning snag. Zips starting point guard Alex Abreu pleaded not guilty to trafficking and possession of marijuana on Friday, hours before his teammates played rival Kent State in their regular-season finale - on senior night - without the junior floor general and inspirational leader. Abreu has been suspended indefinitely, pending the outcome...

Kent St. 68, Akron 64

Darren Goodson set a career high with 19 points as Kent State upset Akron 68-64 Friday night as the first-place Zips played their first game without their starting point guard. The Golden Flashes (19-12, 9-7 Mid-American Conference) beat an Akron team without Alex Abreu, who was arrested this week on charges of trafficking and possessing marijuana. Abreu pled not guilty earlier...
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