University of Florida defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy was arrested on Feb. 3 after being caught in possession of marijuana by the Gainesville Police Department.
According to the police report, Purifoy was pulled over for a normal traffic stop when the officer noticed Purifoy had a bag carrying “2.5 grams of cannabis” in between the driver’s seat and passenger’s seat by the emergency brake.
After being arrested, Purifoy and others who were with him denied any ownership of the marijuana.
Purifoy was officially charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, which is a misdemeanor. He received a notice to appear and has a court date set for Feb. 21.
This is Purifoy’s first arrest at Florida, so time will tell how the coaching staff will handle his punishment moving forward. Gators coach Will Muschamp has shown a much lesser tolerance for these kinds of issues than former UF coach Urban Meyer.
It was just announced yesterday that Purifoy would see playing time at wide receiver in the spring after starring as a cornerback in 2012 and on special teams in 2011. However, with this latest development, his playing status could be in question at the start of the 2013 season.