EUGENE — According to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, former Duck tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested on Wednesday night for possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer.
According to the LCSO, the arrest happened near 7th Ave. and Polk St. in Eugene, when dectectives, who were working a different case, saw Lyerla “in a parked vehicle snorting what appeared to be a white powdery substance.”
Here is the full press release from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office:
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, members of Lane County Interagency Narcotics team (INET) arrested Colt Kelikoa Lyerla (a 20 year old male) for unlawful possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer.
INET detectives were working an unrelated drug investigation in the 7th Avenue and Polk area in Eugene when they observed Lyerla in a parked vehicle snorting what appeared to be a white powdery substance. Lyerla was contacted by police and admitted to using and possessing cocaine. Detectives and Lyerla agreed to meet at Lyerla’s residence to continue the investigation. Once at the residence Lyerla ran from the vehicle into a nearby apartment. Lyerla was arrested when he emerged from the residence a short time later. He was transported and lodged in the Lane County Jail.
Lyerla left the Ducks football team earlier this month for “personal reasons”. He is a former five-star recruit from Hillsboro, Oregon.