Former Runnin’ Rebel Savoy arrested in drug sting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UNLV basketball standout Patrick Savoy has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking cocaine after an undercover operation in Las Vegas.

Police say the 40-year-old was arrested without incident during a traffic stop Wednesday. He had left the Clark County Detention Center by Thursday afternoon.

A police report says an undercover detective met up with Savoy at the Terrible’s Hotel & Casino on May 28 and bought $300 worth of cocaine from him.

Prosecutors say the case is still under investigation and formal charges haven’t been filed.

The 6-foot-9-inch Savoy played for the Runnin’ Rebels from 1993 to 1995 and is ranked No. 81 on the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s top 100 basketball players in UNLV history.

There was no answer Thursday at a number listed as Savoy’s home phone.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s