Four Germantown basketball players arrested suspended from games

GERMANTOWN (WITI) -- The Germantown School District says an investigation into an incident in which four basketball players were arrested for illegal drug violations have been completed -- and the players have been suspended for one quarter of the team's regular season.

Four Germantown High School basketball players were arrested on Thursday, January 23rd for illegal drug violations.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. when a Gemantown police officer stopped a car near Mequon and Goldendale Roads for a traffic violation.

The officer detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the car. Six people inside the vehicle were arrested. Five were issued municipal citations for possession of marijuana, booked and released.

One person, a 17-year-old female, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver marijuana, booked and transported to the Washington County Jail.

All six people involved are students at Germantown High School, including four who play on the school’s basketball team — Dearionte Hudson, Brian Bearden, Lamonte Bearden and Lamont Williams Christian, all 18-years-old. The other two students are 17-year-old girls.

FOX6 News has learned the four players have been suspended from participating in games by the high school for violating the AODA portion of their code.

This is a first offense for all four players, however, one of the players will face an additional level of discipline due to his role in the incident.

The players are still allowed to practice while suspended -- and have the right to appeal the decision if they so choose.

When the players finish serving out their suspensions, the coaches will have the discretion as to whether the players will play or not.