Virginia Tech's Outlaw charged with marijuana possession

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia Tech guard Ty Outlaw has been charged with possession of marijuana, according to court records.

According to the Montgomery County/Christiansburg General District Court database, Outlaw was charged March 27, though the offense date is listed as March 21. Virginia Tech was in San Jose, Calif., on that date preparing for its first-round game against Saint Louis.

According to Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt, drug charges can be issued even if those who are charged aren't found with drugs on their person.

"You need to have dominion and control over them, and do not have to be in actual physical possession," Pettit said in an email to WDBJ7.

WDBJ7 obtained a copy of a search warrant dated March 20 and served March 21 to search Outlaw's apartment on Appalachian Drive in Blacksburg.

According to the warrant, police searched the apartment and found "one white pill, 2 yellow capsules, an electronic vape cartridge and green plant material."

A summons was served on March 26 for Outlaw to appear April 11 in Montgomery County General District Court on a class U misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana (first offense).

A spokesperson for the Blacksburg Police Department said they do not comment on active cases.

Virginia Tech will travel to Washington, D.C. this week to face Duke in the East Regional Semifinals.