Drug charges filed against former USU football player Robert Turbin

LOGAN — Drug possession charges have been filed against former Utah State football player Robert Turbin, who was reportedly found in possession of marijuana, during a traffic stop in Logan.

Logan City Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said an officer pulled over a black Audi Friday night, near 950 N. 200 W. after the car ran a stop sign.

“The officer made a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who was Robert Turbin,” said Hooley. “Upon contact, the officer immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.”

Turbin, who now plays for the Indianopolis Colts, was in Logan last week hosting the Robert Turbin Football Academy. The one-day event took place at the Stan Laub Indoor Training Center on Saturday.

Hooley said while the officer had the car pulled over, a K9 unit was called to the scene to assist in the stop. When the dog did a sniff of the outside of the vehicle it also detected the smell of drugs coming from inside the car.

“As the process moved forward, Mr. Turbin was very cooperative with the officers. There was located inside the vehicle, in the center console by the driver, a marijuana cigarette, commonly referred to as a joint.”

Charges were filed against Turbin on Tuesday in Logan City Justice Court. He faces one count of possession or use of a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 26.

<hr /><p style=”text-align: center;”>[email protected]

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!