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Tuskegee football coach arrested on federal drug and gun charges

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala (WRBL) - A Tuskegee Football Coach was arrested on federal drug and gun charges in Russell County. 

United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. says 33-year-old Ramone Jardon Nickerson, of Phenix City, Alabama, was arrested on two charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one charge of possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. 

The Department of Justice says the charges stem from allegations that Nickerson was selling cocaine and marijuana in the Tuskegee area. They say he was indicted by a federal grand jury after being found with approximately 3 ounces of cocaine, a pound of marijuana, and a .40 caliber handgun on March 13th.

The Department of Justice says, if convicted,  Nickerson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in Federal Prison for the Drug Trafficking charges and at least 5 years for the firearm charge. 

Nickerson played professionally for the Columbus Lions in the AF2. Nickerson also played football at Tuskegee and graduated in 2009.



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