New England Patriots player charged for drug possession in Cumberland County

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jan 22, 2020

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A player for the New England Patriots was arrested in Cumberland County on January 17 after he was allegedly in possession of drugs.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 22-year-old Joejuan Williams was stopped on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County for speeding, when troopers found an unnamed controlled substance, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The cornerback was chosen by the Patriots from Vanderbilt University as the 45th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Williams, a Nashville native, is facing charges for speeding, possession of a controlled substance, possession of legend drugs without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.