PORTLAND — A former Ohio State University football player was arrested in Meigs County on Sunday evening by the Ohio State Highway Patrol after he was allegedly found to be in the possession of over 200 suspected Oxycontin tablets.
Raymond Small, 24, Columbus, was arrested at 5:56 p.m. on Sunday by Trooper James Trelka of the Gallia-Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol near mile post 24 on U.S. 33. Mile post 24 is approximately 3.5 miles west of the William S. Ritchie (Ravenswood) Bridge.
According to Sgt. Barry Call of the Gallia-Meigs Post, Small was found with 243 pills believed to be Oxycontin, an undisclosed amont of suspected heroin, some hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes and a loaded 25 caliber pistol.
Small was scheduled to appear in Meigs County Court on Monday and is reportedly being charged with the possession of a schedule II narcotic. Further charges are pending.
As of press time, Small had been released from the Meigs County Jail.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Robert Beegle, Small is a former Ohio State University football player.
ESPN.com reports that the Cleveland native played for the Buckeyes during their 2006-09 seasons.