Former Buckeye Small Arraigned on Drug, Weapons Charges
Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 12:07 AM EDT
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- Former OSU football player Ray Small appeared in a Franklin County courtroom on Monday in connection with his arrest on drug and weapons charges.
A judge set Small's bail amount at $75,000, and ordered that the former wide receiver undergo screening for drugs while free, if he is able to post bond.
Small was indicted on July 10 on drug trafficking and narcotics charges after police found heroin, prescription pills, cash, and firearms at his Ferris Road apartment during an April raid.
Small played for the Buckeyes from 2006 to 2009. He was briefly a member of the Minnesota Vikings during the 2010 NFL preseason, but was cut by the team before appearing in any regular season games.
During a 2011 interview, Small told OSU's student newspaper, The Lantern, that he sold team-provided memorabilia for services while in college -- a violation of NCAA rules -- because he needed money to pay monthly bills.
Small also faces felony drug charges in Meigs County, Ohio. He is currently awaiting trial on those charges.
The former Buckeye could face up to 33 years in prison if he is convicted of all Franklin County charges.