Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip charged with cocaine possession

Ammon Lakip was charged with cocaine possession and driving under the influence when he was arrested on June 6. (AP photo)

Ammon Lakip was charged with cocaine possession and driving under the influence when he was arrested on June 6. (AP photo)

Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip, who played at Chattahoochee High School, has been charged with possession of cocaine and driving under the influence following his June 6 arrest in South Carolina’s Pickens County.

Lakip, who was honorable mention All-ACC last year after scoring 106 points. He made 75 percent of his field-goal attempts (21-0f-28) and went 43-for-44 on extra-point attempts.

TigerNet.com reported Lakip’s bond was set at $2,500 and he was released on a personal recognizance bond.

This is from the incident report, TigerNet.com reported:

“On June 6th at approximately 0139 hours, I Officer Venning observed a Black Audio fail to use its turning signal as it turned right onto Highway 93 from College Avenue. It should be noted that the vehicle was leaving an area of several bars at a time when bars are usually closing. As I watched the vehicle pass by I noticed that the driver had a fixed blank glassy glaze about his face and had the appearance of someone who may be under the influence. I began to follow the vehicle and observed as it drifted left several times as well as impede upon the boarded dotted line to its left. I initiated a traffic stop on this vehicle as we pulled from Highway 93 into the parking lot of the Tiger Walk Apartments and made contact with the driver (Ammon Michael Lakip/Student).”

Coach Dabo Swinney was unavailable for comment.

Cocaine possession (first offense) is a misdemeanor in the state.


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