Lafayette, LA -- New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk pleaded no contest today in Lafayette parish court for misdemeanor possession of marijuana stemming from a summons issued this February.
Faulk, a Carencro high and LSU product, will have his 5-month parish jail term suspended and given a one year supervised probation with several conditions. Faulk will have to pay a fine of $300 along with $231 in court costs and a $250 fee for a drug analysis. Faulk will have to perform 40 hours community service by giving lectures on the harm of drugs to middle and high schools in Lafayette parish. And finally, Faulk will have to complete 20 hours of a substance abuse program, which Faulk is already participating in with the national football league.
Faulk was given a misdemeanor summons at a February 22nd concert in the Cajundome featuring the rapper Lil Wayne. Faulk was caught with four marijuana cigars. He claims that the coat that contained the cigars was not his. Faulk passed a drug test administered to him following the event.
If Faulk completes all the terms of his probation, he can receive an early dismissal of the probation, which is typical in cases with similar charges.