Bengals wide receiver faces drug charges

Florence Fletcher
October 7, 2017

Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd is facing two drug charges after police found paraphernalia in a wrecked auto registered to him. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the active chemical in marijuana that produces a high.

WPXI's Catherine Varnum is reporting that on July 12 at around 3 AM, police found a crashed Mercedes-Benz on State Route 837 in Jefferson Hills.

The friend, Armani Ford, 22, of Clairton, was also charged Wednesday with possessing a vape pen and not being licensed to do so, the same two drug charges Boyd faces.

Later that day, Boyd showed up to where his auto had been towed trying to retrieve his vehicle, but was advised to first make a statement with police. Police later found out that the auto was registered to Boyd.

Channel 11's Catherine Varnum has learned Boyd went to police two days later with his mother and told them the other man was driving the vehicle, and he was not in it at the time of the crash.

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He then admitted that one of the vape pens, which tested positive for THC, was his and the other belonged to the man he says was driving.

He said another man was driving and was supposed to pick up Boyd sometime after the crash.

Ford is also facing numerous charges in connection with the crash.

Boyd, a former University of Pittsburgh star, has been sent a summons and is due in court next month in Allegheny County, according to the report.

The Bengals released a statement, saying, "We are aware of the media report and are working to gather more information".

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