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Former Edinburg football player arrested on drug charge in Hidalgo County

Former Edinburg football player arrested on drug charge in Hidalgo County
2 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Friday, March 25 2022 Mar 25, 2022 March 25, 2022 12:50 PM March 25, 2022 in News - Local
Photo credit: Hidalgo County jail records

A former Edinburg football player accused of tackling a referee in 2020 was arrested on a drug charge earlier this week. 

Emmanuel Duron was booked into the Hidalgo County jail Tuesday on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a substance, a first-degree felony. Duron remained in custody on a $60,000 bond as of Friday afternoon, jail records show. 

Edinburg police say they found Duron asleep in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked on the 2500 block of Los Lagos Dr. early Tuesday morning. 

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An officer smelled a "strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle," and found a clear plastic bag containing a white, powdery substance when he searched the vehicle, according to court records. 

The substance later tested positive for cocaine, according to records. 

Duron made national headlines in 2020 when he tackled a referee during a playoff game.

The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District removed the football team from the playoffs after the incident. 

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