Former Michigan running back Austin White wanted on drug charges in Mount Pleasant
Update, 4:06 p.m.: Austin White turns himself in, CMU police confirm
Former University of Michigan running back Austin White will soon turn himself into police to be arrested on charges of manufacturing and delivering narcotics, possession and maintaining a drug house in Mount Pleasant, according to reports.
White, a Livonia native and the son of Pioneer High School principal Michael White, was a member of the Central Michigan football team last year, but was not eligible to play after transferring from Michigan just a few days into fall camp of his freshman season. White had been suspended from and reinstated to CMU's team during the season for undisclosed reasons and Wednesday morning was kicked off of the team.
Central Michigan police arrested Joe Sawicki and Danel Harris, also football players, inside a residence hall on campus Tuesday night while investigating a felony larceny case. According to reports, drug activity, including the narcotic psilocybin, a hallucinogenic drug found in some mushrooms, was discovered during the investigation. White's whereabouts were unknown at the time, but a warrant went out for his arrest.
White remains at large, but according to Central's student newspaper, he plans to turn himself in to police at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. CMU police chief Bill Yeagley told CM-Life there was no evidence that White fled. White and Sawicki are both facing charges of manufacturing and delivering narcotics, possession and maintaining a drug house. Harris was arrested for felony larceny of a vehicle.