April 22, 2011 in City

Suppression of evidence clears Casto

 

Casto
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Former Washington State University starting forward DeAngelo Casto is in the clear after Whitman County District Court Judge Doug Robinson on Thursday 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 of the judge’s ruling.

Robinson suppressed the evidence because an officer failed to apply for a search warrant and coerced Casto into handing over the pot March 22 at his apartment.

Casto, who graduated from Ferris High School, said he will now be able to focus on becoming a pro basketball player to support his family.

Casto dropped out of WSU to try out for the NBA.


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