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Former Ohio State receiver Ray Small arrested

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Former Ohio State receiver Ray Small was arrested in Meigs County, Ohio, Sunday evening by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for allegedly possessing more than 200 suspected Oxycontin tablets.

According to a report from the Pomeroy Daily Sentinel, Trooper James Trelka of the Gallia-Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested Small, 24, Sunday at 5:56 p.m.

The report said that Small, according to Sgt. Barry Call of the Gallia-Meigs Post, allegedly possessed 243 suspected Oxycontin pills, an undisclosed amount of suspected heroin, hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes and a loaded 25-caliber pistol.

Meigs County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to The Lantern that they had Small in custody until Monday evening.

Small was scheduled to report to Meigs County Court Monday where he was reportedly charged with the possession of a schedule II narcotic.

According to the report, Small has since been released, although further charges are pending.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston said the situation is a pending criminal investigation and they are working with the Meigs County prosecutor regarding further charges.

Ralston said probable cause led to a search of the vehicle, where Small was a passenger. The driver, Alexis Ortega, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, was cited for possession of marijuana.

It’s not the first time Small has been in hot water.

Small, who was suspended a number of times throughout his career, told The Lantern last spring that he sold OSU memorabilia for cash, opening the floodgates on the OSU football tattoo scandal that began in December 2010.

The Lantern attempted to contact Small using the phone number he responded to during the May interview, but the number is no longer active.

During his controversial career as a Buckeye, Small totaled 61 receptions for 659 yards and three touchdowns from 2006-09.

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