CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Washington High School basketball star Dominique Newman is facing a felony count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
The charge comes following an incident earlier this month where state police seized marijuana and drug distribution paraphernalia from his home.
Police say police collected a separate small black bag of marijuana during a traffic stop from another individual who told police that Newman had sold him two grams of marijuana and had a large quantity of the drug.
Newman helped lead Washington to an undefeated regular season record this past season, as the Patriots earned the top seed in the state tournament last month, falling to eventual champion Huntington. He was named Class AAA first team all-state as well.
If convicted, Newman faces a fine of up to $15,000 and/or one to five years in a state correctional facility.