W&M football player faces 18 drug charges

Samuel V. Marshall

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A 19-year-old College of William & Mary student is facing 18 drug-related charges, the college confirmed.

The Office of University Relations said Samuel V. Marshall was arrested Sunday by the campus police department. Marshall was charged with 17 felony counts and one misdemeanor count, including the sale of LSD, according to spokeswoman Suzanne Seurattan.

According to court documents, campus police found out about the alleged drug sales because of a call from someone who said a friend had an LSD overdose. Seurattan confirmed a student went to the hospital on Sunday.

Junior Jeff Menzin said he had not heard about the allegations.

“It’s pretty amazing, especially from a freshman. It’s just surprising,” said Menzin.

Court documents showed Marshall admitted he sold 39 pieces in all to eight people, for a total of $375. The documents also showed Marshall possessed cocaine and marijuana. Campus police have not said that anyone else was charged.

“William & Mary, like any college campus, is not immune to these kinds of problems. We take these issues very seriously, we have a number of educational and awareness programs in place and we begin those programs the very first day students come on campus,” said Seurattan.

Sophomore Alex De Gala said he had not heard about the case, either.

“It’s bad, and I don’t think it really makes the school look good or any of the students, but at the same time, I hope people recognize that this doesn’t happen often and it’s not a big thing,” said De Gala.

School officials would not comment on what disciplinary actions, if any, they’ve taken against Marshall.

Marshall was a red-shirt freshman player on the 2013-2014 William & Mary football team. The team roster lists Marshall as an Offensive Lineman. His hometown is Charlottesville.

He declined to talk to WAVY News 10 from jail, and is expected back in court next month.

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