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Report: Tyler Boyd Facing Drug Charges



Former Pitt WR Tyler Boyd (Photo credit: Mike Vukovcan)

If the reports are true, Tyler Boyd could be in some trouble.

According to WPXI-TV, the former Pitt and current Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is facing two drug charges stemming from an incident in July.

WPXI’s Catherine Varnum is reporting that on July 12 at around 3 AM, police found a crashed Mercedes-Benz on State Route 837 in Jefferson Hills. The police report says that the crashed car was driving fast, crossed the center line and hit the guardrail. After arriving, the police say the car was vacant.

Upon examining the inside of the car, police reportedly found an open bottle of Cognac and an unopened bottle of Peach Vodka. They also reportedly found vape pens with packaging saying the ingredients included distilled cannabis. Police later found out that the car was registered to Boyd.

Two days after the incident, Boyd told police that he was not driving the car and was not in the car at the time of the crash. However, Boyd was charged with possession of THC and not being registered to have a controlled substance. WPXI-TV reports that another man faces charges in relation to the car crash.

Boyd is due in court next month to face the charges.

UPDATE (4:37 PM)-

**Following the Report, Boyd reacted to it on Twitter by saying he wasn’t involved in the incident. Interestingly after tweeting that, he removed the tweet.

UPDATE (5:30 PM)-

**Here’s some new information concerning the Tyler Boyd story. PSN’s Alan Saunders reports that Boyd faces five total charges, two misdemeanor and three summary offenses.

First misdemeanor: “(16) Knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled or counterfeit substance by a person not registered under this act, or a practitioner not registered or licensed by the appropriate State board, unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription order or order of a practitioner, or except as otherwise authorized by this act.”

Second misdemeanor: For purposes of this subsection, thirty (30) grams of marihuana or eight (8) grams of hashish shall be considered a small amount of marihuana.
(32) The use of, or possession with intent to use, drug paraphernalia for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packing, repacking, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of this act.

Saunders reports that Boyd’s preliminary hearing is set for November 15 at 9 A.M.

UPDATE (5:41 PM)-

More information from Saunders:

At the same time Boyd was charged (yesterday), Armani Ford was charged the same two misdemeanors plus seven summary offenses.

Ford has another open misdemeanor possession case which he was arrested for in July. The hearing for that is scheduled for December after being continued twice.

Ford plead guilty to disorderly conduct in May for an arrest last December that also originally included a drug charge, but it was withdrawn.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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