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Three Silsbee 18 year old football players arrested on drug charges
SILSBEE - From Silsbee PD
On September 24, 2013, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Hwy 327 West in Silsbee to investigate a report of suspicious activity that appeared to involved illegal narcotics, near a private residence. A witness reported seeing a vehicle pull behind a house and further reported that several unknown persons were possibly smoking marijuana.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers located and identified four males that had just arrived at the location in a vehicle. According to the occupant of the residence, none of the male suspects lived at the home and no one there had granted permission for the four to be on the property. When the officers investigated further, they discovered the four suspects to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. All four were arrested for Possession of Marijuana, less than two ounces, a Class "B" Misdemeanor.
Suspect Williams was also charged with an outstanding arrest warrant out of Hardin County for Failure to Appear on a previous court case involving the Possession of Marijuana. They were subsequently placed in the Hardin County Jail.
They are identified as follows:
1. Carlton Ray Green Jr, of Silsbee, 18 years of age - Student at Silsbee High School
2. Anquin Sirmonde Williams, of Silsbee, 19 years of age - unemployed
3. Floyd Spearman Jr., of Silsbee, 18 years of age - Student at Silsbee High School
4. Travonte DeJuan Davis, of Silsbee, 18 years of age - Student at Silsbee High School
Green, Spearman and Davis have been released after each posting a $750.00 bond. Williams was released after posting bonds totaling $ 3250.00
From Silsbee ISD
The following paragraph is taken directly out of the Extracurricular Handbook for Silsbee ISD, and represents the view of the district in relation to the expectations for behavior of our student athletes:
Participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege. When students put on the MAROON and WHITE and compete for Silsbee ISD, they are not only representing themselves, they are representing the school and community. Because of this huge responsibility, high expectations are placed on students who choose to represent Silsbee ISD through participation in extracurricular activities. Students must understand that in addition to the campus handbooks and SISD Code of Conduct, more stringent rules may be placed on students who represent the district in extracurricular activities. Students who represent the district will be held to higher standards as they are role models for all other students in the district.
Off Campus Misdemeanor Possession/Use of Illegal Drugs
Students who arrested or charged with a Misdemeanor Possession or Under the Influence of an illegal drug, while off campus and not at a school sponsored activity, at a minimum will receive:
1st offense: 20 percent game suspension for athletes. **
2nd Offense: Removal from extracurricular activities for remainder of year.
3rd Offense: Removal from extracurricular activities for remainder of time on that campus.
Each case will be considered individually to determine if further consequences should be administered.
** Non-athletic extracurricular activities may have different consequences as it is not always feasible to determine 20 percent of non-athletic events.