Charges dropped against Auburn recruit

Charges in connection with a drug arrest last week against Auburn recruit Kalvaraz Bessent were dropped, his attorney said Friday.

Bessent, a four-star cornerback who signed on Feb. 5 with the Tigers, was arrested after a traffic stop on Feb. 7 in Florida and charged with three others on two felony counts stemming from possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession with intent to distribute following a traffic stop. They were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

"After meeting with the state attorney's office yesterday, we are pleased to hear the state has decided there was no evidence to support the charges against Kalvaraz," Bessent's attorney, Travis A. Reinhold, told AL.com. "All charges have been dropped. From the beginning of this ordeal, Kalvaraz maintained he had no involvement in the alleged conduct and he is looking forward to graduating from Camden County (Ga.) High School and attending Auburn University."

A handgun also was found in the vehicle. A passenger told police that the firearm and the marijuana did not belong to Bessent.

The Florida state attorney's office refused to comment because the case is still active, AL.com reported.

Bessent's father, Timothy, told the website that he expects his son to enroll at Auburn in May.

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