Today we spoke with Clemson University Chief of Police Johnson Link about the next step in the legal proceedings for Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who was arrested last week and charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of two pills for which he did not have a prescription. The police report indicated those pills were Adderall and Vyvanse.
Both of the charges against Watkins are considered misdemeanors. However, Link said Watkins could face additional charges depending on the results of the lab testing on the pills. Before deciding what the charges could be, police must confirm the two pills they found on Watkins were in fact Adderall and Vyvanse. According to Link, the pills on Watkins are considered a controlled substance and carry stiffer penalties than just the simple possession of marijuana charges.
Because of this, Watkins is in more legal trouble than the passenger in his car, Amadou-Tidiane Daniel Dia. Dia only had marijuana on him and only faces simple possession charges. He already has a court date set later this month. Once police confirm the identity of the pills and determine if any additional charges will be filed, a court date for Watkins will be set.