Dylan Favre, nephew of former NFL QB, arrested

Dylan Favre

POPLARVILLE – (AP) The nephew of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre was arrested early Thursday on a drug charge.

The Picayune-Item reports that Dylan Favre, 20, of Pass Christian, was booked with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and cited for no tag light.

Donnie Saucier, chief investigator with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department, said Dylan Favre was arrested about 12:43 a.m. when Deputy David Johnson stopped a Dodge Charger for no tag light. Saucier said as Johnson approached the car he smelled a strong odor of unburnt marijuana.

“Based on the smell of marijuana, Johnson used probable cause to search the vehicle,” Saucier said.

During the search, the deputy found three bags filled with what was suspected to be marijuana, along with a box of sandwich bags and a small set of digital scales, Saucier said.

The total weight of the marijuana was about a quarter of a pound and it appeared the substance had been packaged for resale, Saucier said.

A sergeant with the sheriff’s office said he could not release any information about Favre, including whether he remained jailed of if he was represented by an attorney.

Favre had recently transferred to Pearl River Community College from Mississippi State University to play football for the Wildcats. He was named Mr. Football in Mississippi following the 2009 high school season as a senior at St. Stanislaus College preparatory school in Bay St. Louis, and selected as the Gatorade state player of the year after leading the Rockachaws to the Class 4A state championship.

In his two seasons at Mississippi State, Favre was red-shirted for the 2010 season and played in nine games last year, completing 13 of 26 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown while sharing time with Chris Relf and Tyler Russell. He also had two rushing scores for the Bulldogs.

Favre was seen as the likely starter for PRCC’s 2012 season.

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