Three Pitt players detained during SWAT drug bust

Three Pitt players detained during SWAT drug bust

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hree Pittsburgh football players were detained during a SWAT-led drug bust Thursday evening.

Linebacker Eric Williams was one of three Pitt players detained during a Thursday night drug bust.

Linebacker Eric Williams was one of three Pitt players detained during a Thursday night drug bust.

According to Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA, linebacker Eric Williams, tight end Andrew Carswell and defensive lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith were inside an apartment during a drug bust carried out by police, undercover officers and SWAT members.

Darnell Reed-Young, who is not a member of the Pitt football team, was arrested after narcotics detectives reportedly purchased drugs from him.

Detectives reportedly seized 20-bags of heroin, a marijuana bong and a copper grinder.

The three Pitt football players were detained for “use or possession of drug paraphernalia.” They were not arrested at the time, but detectives said they will receive an arrest summons by mail.

Williams, a redshirt junior from Yardley, Pa. finished fifth on the team with 52 tackles in 2012. He also made 4.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and an interception.

Carswell had 13 receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games last season. A redshirt junior from Sto-Rox High School in Pittsburgh, he caught 13 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in 2011.

Mosley-Smith, from Woodland Hills High in Pittsburgh, recorded just eight tackles in limited action as a redshirt freshman last year.

Photo credit: Bill Wippert / AP

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