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Former Shaw star, Auburn Standout Arrested in Drug Case

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A former Shaw High School football star who later played for Auburn University and the Dallas Cowboys has been arrested on drug charges.

Mobile County Sheriff's deputies arrested 31-year-old Leonardo Tremayene Carson Tuesday night. Deputies charged Carson with possessing a controlled substance and making harassing communications, a charge for which he had an outstanding warrant.

He was released from the county jail on bail totaling $3,500.

Deputies also arrested Carson's younger brother, 25-year-old Wilbert Carson, also a former star player at Shaw. He was charged with marijuana possession and released on $2,500 in bail.

Deputies charged 35-year-old Kareem Cook with marijuana possession and trafficking cocaine.

He's being held without bail.

Efforts to reach Cook's attorney was unsuccessful Thursday afternoon.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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