Channing Trotter, Ex-UNLV Running Back, Caught With Weed, Heroin, and Gun, Cops Say

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Channing Trotter, a former running back at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was pulled over in Mesa yesterday after leaving what police describe as a "known drug house."

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Trotter was arrested for the second time this year after police found marijuana, heroin, "several drug pipes," syringes, and a handgun inside his vehicle.

Trotter was pulled over police ran his license plate while he was parked at the "drug house," and found that Trotter had a felony warrant for his arrest, as Trotter was arrested in February on charges of theft and trafficking in stolen property.

Trotter told the arresting officer that he doesn't use heroin -- anymore -- and that the syringes were for injecting human growth hormone, according to the documents.

Although Trotter claimed he stopped doing heroin "months ago," the substance was found in his backpack, and Trotter said that's his backpack, the documents state.

Trotter, now 26, played high school football at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, graduating in 2005, and by 2009, he was the starting running back at UNLV -- which isn't exactly one of the most prestigious college football programs, but it's a Division I program nonetheless.

According to a 2009 Las Vegas Sun article -- about another time Trotter was arrested -- Trotter's father is a retired policeman, and Trotter himself was a criminal justice major at UNLV.

He was jailed on three felony drug charges, as well as an additional felony charge for possessing a weapon in a drug offense.

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karenxoxoxo28
karenxoxoxo28

@hashtag- Yes it must be an embarassment, as well it should be. He's been arrested multiple times since this article has come out. Unfortunetly he disguised himself as a stand up guy for years to myself and my family. Thankfully his true self has shown through so people can see how he really is instead of thinking he's such a "standup guy" As for Chevy T, petty is trying to lie and asking others to lie to the people that are being taken advantage of to save your families reputation. The facts ARE all over the internet because his actions have made it that way. Maybe your just embarassed, which is exactly how you should feel.

hashtag
hashtag

" Trotter's father is a retired policeman, and Trotter himself was a criminal justice major at UNLV." You have to be kidding me! That's unreal. Has to be an embarassment. If Chevy T is part of his family I'm sure it's not easy to deal with.

hashtag
hashtag

I remember this guy! Wow karenxoxoxo28  you must be close to the story! You seem to know alot about what's going on with him. Sounds like he had a good thing going as far as school and sports.

karenxoxoxo28
karenxoxoxo28

To bad they let him off on all these charges. Look back a lil further and he's stolen a rental car recently and was suspended from UNLV for stealing over a thousand dollars worth of merchandise from Abercrombie. He's stolen from friends, family and even kids to support his heroin addiction. And now he's out free again with another slap on the hand. Hopefully one day he serves real time. 

hashtag
hashtag

@karenxoxoxo28 wow that's so crazy. It seemed like he was doing all the right things. I've seen his dad before he looks a little young to already be retired from anything. Has to be a lot of layers to this. It's a real shame.

chevyT.
chevyT.

I wonder what a person could get out of posting something that's already ALL OVER the internet for everyone to see. Petty.

laidout98
laidout98

@ ChevyT. You must be part of his family or a friend to get upset like this. I feel sorry for people like you, always trying to justify things to make it look better then they are.

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