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Charges against Casto dropped


Former Washington State University starting forward DeAngelo Casto is in the clear after Whitman County District Court Judge Doug Robinson today suppressed evidence necessary to prove a possession of marijuana charge.

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said without the evidence obtained by Pullman Police – a bag of marijuana and a partially-rolled marijuana cigarette – the county will not be able to continue with the drug charges.

“I just feel relieved mostly,” Casto said after the judge’s ruling.

Robinson suppressed the evidence because an officer failed to apply for a search warrant and instead coerced Casto into handing over the marijuana on March 22 at the young man’s off-campus apartment.

Casto, who graduated from Spokane’s Ferris High School, said he will now be able to focus on becoming a professional basketball player in order to support his family.

Casto dropped out of his senior year at WSU to try out for the NBA. He is currently training in Las Vegas.