GEORGETOWN — A Georgetown College baseball player pleaded not guilty to a drug-trafficking charge Tuesday as teammates watched from the gallery in Scott District Court.
Michael Syrett, 22, entered the plea with defense attorney Bryce Caldwell at his side.
Syrett was charged Oct. 14 by Georgetown police after officers confiscated 1,100 Percocet pills that had been delivered to him on campus by mail. Percocet is a prescription painkiller.
Trafficking in a controlled substance is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
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District Judge Vanessa Dickson scheduled a preliminary hearing for Nov. 8. At that time, she will hear evidence to determine whether there is probable cause to send the case to a grand jury for a possible felony indictment.
Syrett was released from jail on an unsecured bond because he had no criminal history, but Dickson warned him that he was subject to arrest should he break the law.
Several baseball players and coaches were in the courtroom to show support for Syrett.