Indiana defensive back Johnny Albomonte along with former Hoosiers defensive back Thomas Henderson have both been arrested and charged with dealing marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance, according to a report by Indy Star’s Zach Osterman on Friday.
The report notes that both Albomonte and Henderson have admitted to the charges, which have been deemed Level 6 felonies. A Level 6 felony is described as the least serious of the felony charges and usually carries a one year jail sentence.
In addition, the report claims that the charges resulted from an investigation by the Bloomington Police Department (BPD). The investigation led authorities to an apartment on Friday where both Albomonte and Henderson were staying. There, BPD executed an arrest warrant. In the apartment, BPD found one pound of marijuana, along with prescription drugs and an estimated $3,500 in cash.
In the report, BPD captain Steve Kellams is quoted via email, stating that both players were placed in a county jail. Here is his statement on the situation:
“Detectives within the special investigations unit received and began an investigation regarding this residence. Detectives purchased drugs on multiple occasions over the last month.
“Both students admitted to dealing marijuana. Approximately one pound of marijuana, THC wax, prescription drugs and approximately $3,500 in U.S. currency was seized in the search. Both subjects were booked into the Monroe County jail.
“We will continue to gather facts, monitor the legal process and take action as the evolving situation warrants.”
According to an article by NBS Sports’ Kevin McGuire, Indiana released a brief statement on the situation, stating that the school is gathering information.
Albomonte, a redshirt junior, played in seven games for Indiana in 2017, primarily serving as a special teams player. Henderson has retired from his football career as a result of injuries, having last played for the Hoosiers in 2016.