WHEELING, W.Va. — Former West Virginia baseball standout Jarod Rine was arrested and charged with heroin possession Monday after police reportedly found him intoxicated at a Subway restaurant.
Rine, 32, of Valley Grove, was named Big East co-player of the year in 2003, when he batted .403 with nine home runs, 34 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. A month later he became a ninth-round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles and spent two minor-league seasons in the their farm system.
Police were called to a Subway in Wheeling after restaurant employees notified them of a man appearing to be intoxicated who had been in the restroom for 15 minutes, said Deputy Chief Martin Kimball. Rine tried to flee the scene when officers arrived but was incoherent and could not open his car door, according to the arrest report. Officers found a belt, a syringe and an emptied heroin bag in the restroom and subsequently located more heroin bags in Rine’s vehicle.
Rine was treated at a local hospital before being taken to Northern Regional Jail, where a spokesperson said he posted bond later Monday.