University of Kentucky basketball standout Makayla Epps appeared in Marion County District Court on Monday where she pleaded not guilty to several alcohol-related charges, according to a report in The Lebanon Enterprise.
According to the paper, Epps, 19, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle. She has a pre-trial conference scheduled for May 11.
The police report said Epps and another female minor were parked in a car at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon at 1:48 a.m. on April 12. The officer noted the smell of alcohol and found an open Bud Light in the back seat upon contact with the vehicle.
The report also noted that the first-team All-Southeastern Conference player had slurred speech and that a Breathalyzer test showed the presence of alcohol, but the report did not give a reading.
The 2013 Kentucky Miss Basketball from Marion County is coming off a breakout sophomore season at Kentucky, where she led the Cats with 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, three assists and 1.3 steals a game.