Marcus Walker dismissed from Kentucky football team following drug trafficking arrest

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - University of Kentucky defensive back Marcus Walker is no longer on the football team following his drug trafficking arrest.

UK released a statement confirming coach Mark Stoops' decision to dismiss Walker Tuesday. The university is not offering any additional comments.

Walker was charged with trafficking marijuana and cocaine, along with a paraphernalia charge Thursday. Walker's arrest citation says he was possessing an estimated five pounds of marijuana and an ounce of cocaine. Police also found a large amount of cash and a cash counter when executing a search warrant.

Walker pleaded not guilty to the charges in court.

Walker has seen limited playing time as a Wildcat. He played in 12 games during the 2017 season, making five tackles.

He was a three-star safety out of high school from Lake Wales, Florida.

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