Red Raiders' Sanders arrested by DEA in drug bust
By Ivan Maisel
Updated: December 4, 2008, 12:41 PM ET
A reserve Texas Tech defensive back was arrested by federal agents early Thursday and charged with dealing cocaine.
Junior De'Shon Sanders, arrested in downtown Lubbock at 1:30 a.m. Thursday by agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has been charged with felony possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine, DEA public affairs spokesman David Ausiello said Thursday.
Sanders is being held in Lubbock County jail, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Texas Tech associate athletic director Chris Cook confirmed that Sanders is a housemate of All-American receiver Michael Crabtree and junior defensive end Brandon Sesay. Neither Crabtree nor Sesay has been implicated in the investigation of Sanders, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case said.
However, the official said, both players were in the apartment when DEA agents searched Sanders' room in the middle of the night, following his arrest.
The 22-year-old Sanders, of Hobbs, N.M., is a transfer from City College of San Francisco. He has appeared in all 12 games for the Red Raiders and made four tackles.
Senior writer Ivan Maisel covers college football for ESPN.com.