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Evans and Koroma Charged with Possession of Marijuana

A three week long investigation by police has finally come up with this.

Charges have been filed against Nittany Lions Abe Koroma and Maurice Evans in connection with a Sept. 2 marijuana seizure at a Nittany Apartments residence, according to court documents filed today.

Koroma and Evans have been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, an ungraded misdemeanor, according to the criminal complaint.

Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers confirmed Judge Carmine Prestia signed the charges at about 2 p.m. today.

"The charges filed against these two individuals are based on evidence that was collected and information that was obtained through interviews with anyone who would have been in the apartment or anyone connected in any way to the incident," Powers said. "Police did a very thorough investigation, and that's what they based their charges on."

A thorough investigation would be an understatement.  The night of the incident they smelled marijuana smoke in the apartment, interviewed the people in the apartment, and searched the apartment where they found marijuana in Evans' and Koroma's room. Three weeks later they figured out that Evans and Koroma had pot. Brilliant.

The big question now is, what will be the fallout? It's just a misdemeanor, so the legal fallout should be a few hundred dollars in fines and community service. Judicial affairs may step in, but for something this minor for first time offenders I would think a slap on the wrist is in order. Maybe attend a class on substance abuse and put them on probation for a year. But what we really care about is how Joe Paterno will react. Will he sit them a few more weeks or the rest of the semester to show he means business in the face of the ESPN headlines sure to be scrolling across the ticker in time for Sportscenter tonight? Or will he sit them this week and bring them back in time for Illinois and consider it time served?