One of Vermont’s top high school basketball players has pleaded guilty to drug charges.
Police say they found cocaine, marijuana, scales, seeds and drug paraphernalia at 18-year-old Benjamin Brooks’ home in September after being alerted by his parents that they had found drugs under his bed.
The standout player at Champlain Valley Union High in Hinesburg pleaded guilty to a single charge of marijuana possession; he was given a nine-month deferred sentence, ordered to undergo drug counseling and to appear before a community reparative board.
Brooks issued an e-mail statement apologizing to family, friends, school and community. School officials say since it’s his first offense, he’ll be allowed to continue playing basketball.