A Georgetown College student is scheduled to appear in Scott County District Court next week on a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Michael Syrett, 22, of California, who was listed as a shortstop on the Tigers' pre-season baseball roster, was arrested by Georgetown police last Friday night after officers confiscated about 1,100 Percocet pills on the Georgetown College campus. Percocet is a prescription painkiller.
Syrett later was released from the Scott County Detention Center and has yet to enter a plea. The charge against him is a Class D felony.
According to a citation filed in the case, officers detained Syrett after he took possession of a "suspicious package" that was delivered to him on campus by mail. A drug dog had alerted police to the package, the citation said.
After Syrett gave officers permission to open the package, they found a baggie containing approximately 1,100 pills, the citation said.
The citation said Syrett later told police that he knew the pills were in the package, and that he was giving them to someone else.
Georgetown Police Lt. Robert Swanigan said officers were continuing an investigation in cooperation with U.S. Postal Service authorities.
Syrett is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 25.