Additional update from Diamond Leung of MLive.com:
Nix, 21, was arrested at approximately 12:20 a.m. on misdemeanor charges of operating with any presence of drugs and also marijuana possession, according to the court record. An East Lansing Police Department record classified one of the charges as operating under the influence of a controlled substance.
Nix, who has since been released, will have between four to 10 calendar days to make a court appearance.
Based on new information from the East Lansing 54-B court, it appears Michigan State basketball player Derrick Nix has in fact been arrested for operating a vehicle with the presence of drugs and marijuana possession. The charge is a misdemeanor offense.
isportsweb.com originally reported the following:
A source within the East Lansing Police Department has told isportsweb.com that Michigan State basketball player Derrick Nix was arrested last night for drunken driving. We are aware of the difficulty of using anonymous sources, are confident in our source, and are working to confirm this from other sources as well. No further information is available at this time.
Nix is a 6-9″, 270-lb junior from Pershing High School in Detroit, Michigan. He was rumored to be a candidate for captain in his senior season for next year’s defending Big Ten Champion Spartans. Nix turned 21 on December 11, 2011.
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