Jan 31, 2012 7:57 PM by Tonya LaCoste
KATC has learned more about former UL football linebacker Lance Kelley's arrest. Kelley, a 24-year-old senior at UL Lafayette, played his last game in the New Orleans Bowl in December and was arrested this morning on drug charges. According to an arrest affidavit, a UL Lafayette police officer smelled marijuana coming from Kelley's vehicle when he stopped him for a traffic violation at Twelfth and Sterling Streets.
The affidavit says Kelly gave officers permission to search his vehicle, and officers found a smoking pipe with suspected marijuana residue and 1.5 grams of suspected marijuana. Kelly is charged with possession of marijuana, violation of uniformed controlled substances, prohibited acts and obedience to and required traffic-control devices.