Vikings reserve RB Roc Thomas charged with possession of a controlled substance

Vikings rookie running back Roc Thomas talks to the media at Vikings Training Camp last summer. Photo: KSTP/Jeff Brioschi
Vikings rookie running back Roc Thomas talks to the media at Vikings Training Camp last summer.

March 06, 2019 03:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings reserve running back Racean "Roc" Thomas is facing charges after authorities reportedly located marijuana and marijuana wax inside his apartment, according to court records. 

A criminal complaint states Thomas was charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was charged Thursday. 

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The complaint said law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on Jan. 16 at an apartment in Mendota Heights. When officers entered the apartment, they encountered Thomas and another man. 

The complaint said during a search of the apartment's bedroom, officers located multiple glass jars containing marijuana and marijuana wax. Officers found more containers holding marijuana wax and marijuana in the living room of the apartment. 

During an interview with police, Thomas said he was aware the apartment building's management had been receiving complaints about the smell of marijuana coming from his apartment, according to the complaint. The complaint goes on to say Thomas told authorities the marijuana in his residence was for personal use. 

A spokesman for the team said the organization is aware of the charges and have "expressed our disappointment directly to Roc for his actions." 

The spokesman went on to say, "We will respect both the legal process and the NFL's disciplinary process." 

Thomas joined the team in 2018 as an undrafted free agent. He played in five games last season. 

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