clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Marcus Walker was found with over $95,000 during arrest, per report

More details emerge from Marcus Walker’s arrest, which led to his dismissal from Kentucky Football.

It’s been three weeks since UK safety Marcus Walker was arrested on three drug charges, which quickly led to his dismissal from the program.

Now, more details are beginning to emerge from what transpired before Walker’s arrest, and they don’t look good.

According to SEC Country’s Joe Mussatto, Walker was found with nearly $100,000 when police searched his home during his arrest.

After a search, $70,312 was found in a bag by a closet and another $25,000 was found in a box in the top-floor bedroom of a townhome he shared.

The more than $95,000 in cash belonged to Walker, according to a property and evidence record obtained by SEC Country.

Walker was later arrested and charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking marijuana (more than 5 lbs, first offense) and trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine, >/= 4 grams, first offense).

He has since been released on bail following his arrest, but he’s no longer part of UK’s program after Mark Stoops made the decision to part ways with the troubled safety.

The former four-star defensive back came to UK as a highly-touted recruit out of Lake Wales, Florida. ESPN ranked him 214th overall in the Class of 2015, though he was a career backup heading into 2018. He did appear in 12 of UK’s 13 games in 2017.

There was hope he could work his way into a bigger role this year as a redshirt junior before taking on a bigger role in 2019, when UK loses Mike Edwards and Darius West to graduation.

Be sure to read Mussatto’s full report.